Tourism and visitor management in protected areas

Tourism

by Leung, Yu-Fai, Spenceley, Anna, Hvenegaard, Glen, Buckley, Ralf, Groves, Craig.

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Publication Year: 
2018
Publication ID: 
47918
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Protected areas are a key component of any global conservation strategy. Tourism provides a crucial and unique way of fostering visitors’ connection with protected area values, making it a potentially positive force for  conservation. Protected area tourism’s economic benefits—which depend on beautiful natural areas, healthy wildlife and nature, and authentic cultures—can also be a powerful argument for conservation. Tourism in protected areas  is a major part of the global tourism industry—an industry whose scale and impacts are enormous. Such a high volume of visitors implies certain needs for fundamental infrastructure and requirements for employment and human services, all of which have ramifications for the economy, society, culture and the environment. These Guidelines provide guidance on key issues to help managers achieve sustainable tourism in protected areas.

Author(s): 
Leung, Yu-Fai
Spenceley, Anna
Hvenegaard, Glen
Buckley, Ralf
Groves, Craig
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Monographic series: 
35899
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https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/styles/publication/public/book_covers/BC-PAG-027-En_0.PNG
Language(s): 
En
Other language version(s): 
Gestión del turismo y de los visitantes en áreas protegidas : directrices para la sostenibilidad
Work area: 
Protected Areas
Tourism

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