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Cover for Nature-based tourism, environment and land management.

This book looks at the economic, social and environmental consequences of nature-based tourism, and its effects on land managers. It discusses the importance of links and partnerships, as well as the conflicts, between commercial tourism interests and land management agencies. The book includes 15...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.; Pickering, C.; Weaver, D. B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of nature tourism on the Mount Kosciuszko alpine area, Australia.

The alpine area around continental Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, is an increasingly popular summer tourism destination. Estimated numbers of people visiting the area have risen in the last 25 years from 20 000 to 70 000 per year. Tourists in summer principally go on day walks in the...

Author(s)
Pickering, C.; Johnston, S.; Green, K.; Enders, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological change as a result of winter tourism: snow manipulation in the Australian Alps.

This study examines potential direct and indirect effects of snow manipulation (e.g. slope grooming, snow grooming, snow making, snow harvesting and snow fences) on vegetation in the Australian Alps. The extent of snow manipulation has increased substantially over the last decade, in order to...

Author(s)
Pickering, C.; Hill, W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nature-based tourism and sustainability: issues and approaches.

This introductory chapter deals with the complex relationships that are evolving between nature-based tourism and the paradigm of sustainability. It also deals with the environmental impacts associated with nature-based tourism.

Author(s)
Pickering, C.; Weaver, D. B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The practice and politics of tourism and land management.

This paper deals with the influence of tourism in natural areas on land managers in those areas. Two trends that are affecting the interactions between nature tourism and land managers are highlighted: (1) the growth of the adventure-tourism sector; and (2) amenity migration. The pressure from...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Small recreational and tourist vessels in inshore coastal areas: a characterization of types of impacts.

In most parts of the world, recreational boating activities are confined to sheltered near-shore coastal waters. Increased per capita leisure time and rising disposable incomes have kept growth rates of boat registrations at levels of 4% annually in most developed countries, including Australia. In ...

Author(s)
Warnken, J.; Byrnes, T.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Establishing best-practice environmental management: lessons from the Australian tour-boat industry.

The environmental impacts of tour-boat operations are generally difficult to control through existing legislation and regulation alone. Policing the relevant provisions at a large scale usually becomes too costly to justify their expense in relation to their likely magnitude of impact. As an...

Author(s)
Byrnes, T.; Warnken, J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A method for calculating environmental sensitivity to walker trampling in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

A walking-track management strategy has been prepared as a framework to manage the impacts of walkers in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia. The main components of the strategy include: a system of categorizing tracks, based on the zoning of the area and the level of track...

Author(s)
Whinam, J.; Chilcott, N.; Ling, R.; Wyatt, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Balancing conservation and visitation in protected areas.

Many protected-area managers are encountering difficulties balancing the demands of conservation and visitors. An essential component for sound management planning is having objective data on appropriate use, visitor-use impacts and visitor needs. Visitor-impact management in protected areas poses...

Author(s)
Bushell, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Moving nearer to heaven: growth and change in the Greater Yellowstone Region, USA.

The recent population growth in the rural countries of the American West promises to surpass the impact of the first western migrations. Much of this growth is associated with tourism and recreation and the desire to live in amenity-rich rural areas such as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Of...

Author(s)
Johnson, J.; Maxwell, B.; Aspinall, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter

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