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Forest tourism and recreation: case studies in environmental management.

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The demand for ecotourism and outdoor recreation is increasing and the pressures on land use are becoming more obvious. A large part of the experience of ecotourism and recreational landscape depends on the maintenance of forested land. Effective management of tourism and recreation in forests can provide extra income to help offset the costs of sustainable timber production and encourage biodiversity conservation. This book considers the compatibility between tourism, forestry and conservation, the management of natural resources and the involvement of stakeholders and the community. After an introductory chapter, issues are presented through 16 case studies (chapters 2-17) from a range of countries, including the UK, Canada, Costa Rica, Estonia, Nepal, New Zealand and Singapore. Topics covered include national parks, peri-urban forestry and wilderness management, as well as practitioner orientated contributions from the UK (on Center Parcs, the National Trust and the Forest of Mercia). The case studies are arranged in 2 sections: Part I, Issues and problems (2-10); and Part II, Strategies and solutions (11-17). The book provides a challenging review for both academic and professional readers in tourism and recreation, environmental conservation and rural geography.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Recreation, conservation and timber production: a sustainable relationship? Author(s): Font, X. Tribe, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) The survival of a forest fragment: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore. Author(s): Henderson, J. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Competing interests on a former military training area: a case from Estonia. Author(s): Reimann, M. Palang, H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Hypotheses about recreational congestion: tests in the Forest of Dean (England) and wider management implications. Author(s): Price, C. Chambers, T. W. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Balancing tourism and wilderness qualities in New Zealand's native forests. Author(s): Kearsley, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) A review of ecology and camping requirements in the ancient woodlands of the New Forest, England. Author(s): Johnson, D. Clark, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 103) Ecotourism on the edge: the case of Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. Author(s): Minca, C. Linda, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Ecotourism in tropical rainforests: an environmental management option for threatened resources? Author(s): Evans, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 143) Wilderness management in the forests of New Zealand: historical development and contemporary issues in environmental management. Author(s): Hall, C. M. Higham, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 161) From wasteland to woodland to 'Little Switzerland': environmental and recreational management in place, culture and time. Author(s): Cloke, P. Jones, O.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 183) Forest tourism: putting policy into practice in the forestry commission. Author(s): Broadhurst, R. Harrop, P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 201) Recreation, forestry and environmental management: the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, Ontario, Canada. Author(s): Sandberg, L. A. Midgley, C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 217) Writing an environmental plan for the Community Forest of Mercia, England. Author(s): Hunt, G.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 225) Forest tourism and recreation in Nepal. Author(s): Sofield, T. H. B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 249) Planning for the compatibility of recreation and forestry: recent developments in woodland management planning within the [UK] National Trust. Author(s): Russell, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 259) Beyond carrying capacity: introducing a model to monitor and manage visitor activity in forests. Author(s): McArthur, S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 279) Implementing environmental management systems in forest tourism: the case of Center Parcs. Author(s): Collins, B.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Faculty of Leisure and Tourism, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994147
  • Record Number
  • 20000608416