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Evaluating and monitoring of ecological touristic potential of Central Russia regions.

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The research is based upon data collected by the authors in all municipal regions of Central Federal Okrug (CFO) with the help of cartographic methods and by analyzing statistical data. The described methodology allowed to give recreational evaluation to some nature components: relief, hydrography, plant cover and the network density of specially protected nature territories and landscape potential of Central Russia. The original method of anthropogenic development of all CFO regions was made. The article gives unique evaluation cartograms recreational potential and degrees of anthropogenic development created by the authors. The evaluations of ecological touristic potential of CFO municipal regions were obtained mapping landscape recreational potential and anthropogenic development. In conclusion characteristics of ecotouristic potential in CFO regions are discussed.