Forest Tourism and Recreation

Case Studies in Environmental Management

Author: Xavier Font,John Tribe

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845933036

Category: Travel

Page: 292

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Annotation. 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 multi-author book considers the compatibility between tourism, forestry and conservation, the management of natural resources and the involvement of stakeholders and the community. Issues are presented through case studies from a range of countries and topics covered include National Parks, peri-urban forestry and wilderness management, as well as practitioner-oriented contributions.

Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Ecological, Social, Economic and Political Interrelationships

Author: Stefan Gössling,Colin Michael Hall

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415361316

Category: Science

Page: 323

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This fascinating book is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political interrelationships between tourism and global environmental change: one of the most significant issues facing humankind today. Its contributors argue that the impacts of these changes are potentially extremely serious both for the tourism industry, and for the communities dependent upon it. Integrating knowledge from the social and physical sciences, this significant book explores they key issues surrounding global environmental change, as well as government and industry willingness to meet the challenges posed by it. Divided into four main sections, it investigates: the tourism and global environmental change relationship in specific environments global issues related to environmental change differing perceptions of global environmental change held by tourists and the tourist industry. Comprehensive in scope, topical and integrative, this key text is essential reading for students, scholars and researchers in all aspects of tourism, geography and environmental studies.

Forests And Forest Plants - Volume II

Author: John N. Owens,H. Gyde Lund

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1905839391

Category:

Page: 340

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Forests and Forest Plants is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Forests are an essential part of Earth's life support systems. Forest resources are essential for humankind. They provide both vital goods and services. They provide food, fuel, shelter, soil and water protection, and filter the air we breathe. This publication on Forest and Forest Plants provides the user with such information as to create an awareness of the value of our forestlands and the products and environmental services they provide. The three volumes on Forests and Forest Plants are organized starting with first the necessity of : the World's Forest Resources – including classification and distribution of forest, urban forestry and agroforestry; Important Tree Species including trees in reclamation and arid zone forestry; Forests and Forest Products including wood and non word products; the Role of Forests in the Biosphere – preserving biological diversity, functions in the hydrological cycle, etc.; and Conservation and Breeding of Forest Trees – what is being done to improve our forest resources - silviculture, tree nurseries, and forest protection. The theme Forest and Forest Plants has led to the conclusion that there are substantial difficulties in matching environmental concerns and sustainability with an ever-increasing world population. Thus there is a tension between maximizing for food, wood and production on the one hand and implementing sustainable development and environmental protection on the other. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Sport and Leisure Operations Management

Author: Una McMahon-Beattie,Ian Yeoman

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 1957

Sports and Leisure Operations Management focuses on the operations management of games, events, experiences and activities within the world of Sport. All operations provide goods and services by devising processes which transform or change the state or condition to produce output. Sport and related activites are no exception. The operations manager is responsible for the activities, decision-making and duties associated with manageing the transformation process. This text explains and explores the process of operations management within the Sport and Leisure context. It is divided into six parts: sport and leisure in context, the design of sport and leisure facilities, inventory management, operations strategy, and merchandising and marketing. The final section provides real-life cases to set the text into context. Sports and Leisure Operations Management focuses on the operations management of games, events, experiences and activities within the world of Sport. All operations provide goods and services by devising processes which transform or change the state or condition to produce output. Sport and related activites are no exception. The operations manager is responsible for the activities, decision-making and duties associated with manageing the transformation process. This text explains and explores the process of operations management within the Sport and Leisure context. It is divided into six parts: sport and leisure in context, the design of sport and leisure facilities, inventory management, operations strategy, and merchandising and marketing. The final section provides real-life cases to set the text into context.

Indicators of Sustainable Development for Tourism Destinations

A Guidebook

Author: World Tourism Organization

Publisher: World Tourism Organization Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 507

View: 5003

This new guidebook is the most comprehensive resource on policy-making, planning, and management processes at tourism destinations. It describes over 40 major sustainability issues, ranging from the management of natural resources to development control, satisfaction of tourists and host communities, preservation of cultural heritage, seasonality, economic leakages, climate change, etc. This publication also contains a procedure to develop destination-specific indicators and their use in tourism policy and planning processes, as well as applications in different destination types (e.g. coastal, urban, eco-tourism, small communities). Numerous examples and 25 comprehensive case studies provide a wide range of experiences at the company, destination, national, and regional levels for all continents.

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Author: Nigel Stork,Stephen M. Turton

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405156431

Category: Science

Page: 652

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This book brings together a wealth of scientific findings and ecological knowledge to survey what we have learned about the “Wet Tropics” rainforests of North Queensland, Australia. This interdisciplinary text is the first book to provide such a holistic view of any tropical forest environment, including the social and economic dimensions. The most thorough assessment of a tropical forest landscape to date Explores significant scientific breakthroughs in areas including conservation genetics, vegetation modeling, agroforestry and revegetation techniques, biodiversity assessment and modeling, impacts of climate change, and the integration of science in natural resource management Research achieved, in part, due to the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management (the Rainforest CRC) Written by a number of distinguished international experts contains chapter summaries and section commentaries

Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium

April 9-11, 2006, the Sagamore

Author: Gerard T. Kyle,Robert C. Burns,Karen Faye Robinson,United States. Forest Service,Venture Publishing,United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Outdoor recreation

Page: 613

View: 9146

Development and testing of a criteria and indicators system for sustainable forest management at the local level

case study at the Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd., Canada

Author: Thorsten Mrosek

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: 9780820476544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 4404

The concept of criteria and indicators (C&I) for sustainable forest management (SFM) is suitable for defining, measuring and assessing sustainability in forestry. Within this study, the concept was developed further to a C&I system for application at the local level and tested as a case study at the Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd. in Canada. The research involved: development of a generic set of local level C&I, identification of verifiers and norms, field testing the C&I, development of indicator measurement databases, assessment of the state of the forest and its management, and the application of adaptive management procedures. Based on the generic C&I system for SFM and the comprehensive field test, the study provides a model for evaluating sustainability in the management of temperate forests around the world.

General technical report NRS-P

Author: United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 5669

Shades of Green

Ecotourism for Sustainability

Author: Sagar Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecotourism

Page: 95

View: 8064

Ecotourism has become part of the lifestyle of the affluent and highly educated people in the developed world. And it has become a magic marketing mantra for the developing countries that hope to gain from this trend in alternative tourism. Everybody appears to be gaining from this type of tourism: nations (in terms of substantial foreign exchange earnings), tour operators who act as intermediaries, and local people at the destinations.Just how beneficial will eco-tourism be? How does it differ from usual tourism? This book discusses answers to questions on myriad aspects of eco-tourism.

Tourism, Recreation, and Sustainability

Linking Culture and the Environment

Author: Stephen F. McCool,R. Neil Moisey

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851995052

Category: Architecture

Page: 355

View: 976

This book presents analytical frameworks for examining the concept of sustainability in tourism and recreation within the context of sustainable development. It also includes numerous case studies in a variety of cultural, political and environmental contexts. Contributors include well known authorities from North America, Europe and Australia.

Ecotourism

Principles and Practices

Author: Ralf Buckley

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934571

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 5698

"Focusing on fundamental ecotourism concepts, this broad-based textbook provides a basis for studies into environmental-based tourism. It covers key topics such as the management, economics, and potential environmental impacts, both positive and negative, of this popular and growing sector"--Publisher description.

Recreational and Environmental Markets for Forest Enterprises

A New Approach Towards Marketability of Public Goods

Author: N.A

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998954

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 541

View: 8555

It is now increasingly recognized that forests have multiple functions, and can provide opportunities for leisure, recreation and tourism, and other environmental benefits, as well as timber. In general, such "public goods" are assumed not to be marketable. However, this book challenges this assumption, and shows how these issues can be tackled from an economics and marketing perspective.The work is based on an EU-funded project, conducted from four university or research centres: Hamburg (Germany), Padua (Italy), Vienna (Austria) and Wageningen (The Netherlands). Many case studies and original surveys are presented from these countries, which provide practical solutions to market these forest enterprises. These empirical data are then related to economic models concerning public goods. This book is relevant to those studying or involved in marketing in the forest tourism, recreation and leisure industries.

Nature-Based Tourism in Peripheral Areas

Development or Disaster?

Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall,Prof. Stephen W. Boyd

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 8316

This book provides one of the first detailed examinations of the problems of nature-based tourism development in peripheral areas. A diverse range of environments is used to illustrate the challenges and difficulties of managing nature-based tourism resources. A central theme throughout the book is the degree of opportunity that nature-based tourism provides as the basis for peripheral region development.