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Visitor impact assessment and monitoring systems: Evolution and current development

OCLC: 48686628
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Edited by:
Soren Bondrup-Nielsen

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Abstract

Managers of protected areas are increasingly concerned with recreation impacts to the resource and how they should be managed. Impact management programs must be based on information about the severity and extent of impacts and how they are changing over time. This information need has generated considerable interest in the development of visitor impact assessment and monitoring (VIAM) systems. Over the past three decades VIAM systems have been implemented in various protected areas. This paper provides a historical review of VIAM systems and discusses the current areas of refinement in their methodology. Potential areas of future research are also outlined.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Visitor impact assessment and monitoring systems: Evolution and current development
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
Science and Management of Protected Areas Association
Publisher location:
Wolfville, N.S.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1534
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
213
Last page:
220
Number of Pages:
1534