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Environmental Impacts of Ecotourism

Environmental Impacts of Ecotourism

Ecotourism Series

Edited by R Buckley, Griffith University, Australia

August 2004 / Hardback / 416 Pages / 9780851998107 £105.00 / €135.00 / $200.00
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August 2004 / Paperback / 416 Pages / 9781845934569 £35.00 / €45.00 / $70.00
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Main Description

All forms of tourism have impacts on the natural environment. The impacts of ecotourism tend to be concentrated in areas of highest conservation value, hence the need to manage and minimize these. The book considers impacts of particular activities, such as hiking and camping, off-road vehicles, and recreational boats, and impacts specific to certain ecosystems e.g. marine environments, polar coasts, mountain environments. It incorporates reviews of better-studied impacts, by well-known experts; and case studies of recent research and less well-known issues.


Researchers in ecotourism, and practitioners in the tourism industry.


Impacts positive and negative: links between ecotourism and environment, Ralf Buckley

The cost of getting there: impacts of travel to ecotourism destinations, David Simmons and Susanne Becken, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Impacts of tourism-related in-migration: the Greater Yellowstone Region, Jerry Johnson, Montana State University, USA


Impacts of hiking and camping on soils and vegetation, David Cole, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, USA

Environmental impacts associated with recreational horse riding, David Newsome, Murdoch University, Australia, David Cole, and Jeff Marion, Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre, USA

Environmental impacts of motorised off-highway vehicles, Ralf Buckley

Impacts of tour boats in marine environments, Jan Warnken and Troy Byrnes, Griffith University, Australia


Impacts of recreational power boating on freshwater ecosystems, Thorsten Mosisch, Moreton Bay Waterways and Catchment Partnership, Australia, and Angela Arthington, Griffith University, Australia

Ecological impacts of tourism in terrestrial polar ecosystems, Bruce Forbes, University of Lapland, Finland, Christopher Monz, St. Lawrence University, USA, and Anne Tolvanen, University of Oulu, Finland

Ecological impacts and management of tourist engagements with cetaceans, James Higham and David Lusseau, University of Otago, New Zealand

Impacts of ecotourism on birds, Ralf Buckley

Impacts of ecotourism on terrestrial wildlife, Ralf Buckley


Environmentally sustainable trail management, Jeff Marion, and Yu-Fai Leung, North Carolina State University, USA

Managing impacts of camping, Yu-Fai Leung, and Jeff Marion

Visitor perceptions of recreation-related resource impacts, Robert Manning, Steven Lawson, Peter Newman, Megha Budruk, William Valliere, Daniel Laven and James Bacon, University of Vermont, USA

Managing impacts of ecotourism through use rationing and allocation, Robert Manning

Using Ecological Impact Measurements to Design Visitor Management, Ralf Buckley


Reducing impacts through interpretation, Lamington National Park, Carolyn Littlefair, Griffith University, Australia

Campsite impacts in Prince William Sound, Alaska USA, Christopher Monz, St. Lawrence University, USA, and Paul Twardock, Alaska Pacific University, USA

The role of tourism in spreading dieback disease in Australian, Ralf Buckley, Narelle King and Tatia Zubrinich, Griffith University, Australia

Instream bacteria as a low-threshold management indicator of tourist impacts in conservation reserves, Wiebke Warnken and Ralf Buckley, Griffith University, Australia

Four-wheel drive vehicle impacts in the Central Coast Region of Western Australia, Julianna Priskin,The University of Western Australia, Australia

Ecological impacts of ecotourist visitation on macroalgal beds in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Lilian Alessa, Andrew Kliskey and Martin Robards, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA

Understanding use and users at Itatiaia National Park, Brazil, Teresa Magro, ESALQ/USP, Brazil, and Maria De Barros, Outward Bound Brasil, Brazil

Impacts and management of hikers in Kavkazsky State Biosphere Reserve, Russia, Vera Chizhova, Moscow State University, Russia

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