Minimal-impact guidelines for mountain ecotours

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Title Minimal-impact guidelines for mountain ecotours
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Tourism Recreation Research
Editor Tej Vir Singh
Year Published 2002
Place of publication India
Publisher Centre for Tourism Research and Development
Abstract Many mountains have intensive tourism and recreation concentrated in small areas of high conservation value. Minimal-impact guidelines are one management tool, intended to reduce per capita impacts of commercial tour groups and the general public. Mountain ecotours include activities such as hiking and camping, skiing and snowboarding, climbing and abseiling, and rafting and kayaking. Some mountain tours also involve mountain bikes, pack or riding animals, or motorised vehicles. A range of minimal-impact guidelines are available for specific activities. Their effectiveness in reducing impacts has rarely been tested. Most of those available are aimed at individuals rather than tours. They are used widely by protected area management agencies in mountain areas.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2000 Tourism Recreation Research. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 27
Issue Number 3
Page from 35
Page to 40
ISSN 0250-8281
Date Accessioned 2009-03-13
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Sciences
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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