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International impact research and management

January 1, 1998

To be sustainable, ecotourism requires the protection of natural environments and processes both from development and operation of the tourism infrastructure, and from the activities of ecotourists within protected areas. This book chapter reviews the international literature on the study of visitor or recreation-related resource impacts with special reference to ecotourism. Four case examples are presented to characterize the geographic scope, focus, and principal findings of this recreation ecology literature and its relevance to ecotourism management. Case examples include the Cairngorms National Nature Reserve, Scotland; the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; the Central American tropics; and wildlife viewing in Kenya?s protected areas. Implications for the management of international protected areas and ecotourism resources are discussed.

Publication Year 1998
Title International impact research and management
Authors J. L. Marion, Y. Leung
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 5210917
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center