IUCN - Sustainable tourism in protected areas : guidelines for planning and management

Sustainable tourism in protected areas : guidelines for planning and management

05 February 2002 | Downloads - publication

Eagles, Paul F.J. ; McCool, Stephen F. ; Haynes, Christopher D. Best Practice Guidelines Nº 8

The link between protected areas and tourism is as old as the history of protected areas. Though the relationship is complex and sometimes adversarial, tourism is always a critical component to consider in the establishment and management of protected areas. These guidelines aim to build an understanding of protected area tourism, and its management. They provide both a theoretical structure and practical guidelines for managers. The underlying aim is to ensure that tourism contributes to the purposes of protected areas and does not undermine them.