Tourism and visitor management in protected areas

Complete Title: 
Tourism and visitor management in protected areas : guidelines for sustainability
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

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.

Monographic Series no.: 
27
Imprint: 
Gland, Switzerland : IUCN, 2018
Physical Description: 
xii, 120p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-2-8317-1898-9
DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.2018.PAG.27.en
Notes: 

Includes references

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Number of copies: 
0
Edition: 
1
Language(s): 
English
Record created: 2018/11/26
Record updated: 2018/11/27