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Author Tolvanen, A.; Rämet, J.; Siikamäki, P.; Törn, A.; Orell, M.,
Title Research on ecological and social sustainability of nature tourism in northern Finland Type
Year 2004 Publication Policies, Methods and Tools for Visitor Management Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume MMV 2 - Proceedings Issue Pages 264-270
Keywords MMV2
Abstract We present preliminary results obtained from a project concentrating on sustainable nature tourism in Northern Finland. Our aims have been to provide information on the ecological and social sustainability of nature tourism by investigating the tolerance of vegetation to recreation and by surveying the attitudes of local people towards nature conservation and nature tourism. According to our results, even low levels of recreational activities have obvious effects on vegetation cover and species diversity. Attitudes towards nature conservation are positive as long as the opportunities of local people to continue the use of natural resources are not restricted, while opinions towards nature tourism are in general positive in the survey areas. To keep nature tourism at both ecologically and socially sustainable level, close cooperation between stakeholders, such as administrators, planners, researchers, and local people is required.
Call Number ILEN @ m.sokopp @ 352 Serial 2384
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Author Siikamäki, P.; Törn, A.; Tolvanen, A.,
Title Environmental Impacts of Recreational Horse Riding in Protected Areas Type
Year 2006 Publication Exploring the Nature of Management Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume MMV 3 - Proceedings Issue Pages 112-114
Keywords MMV3, Introduced species, erosion, disturbance, horse manure, recreational horse riding, soil, vegetation, visitor impact
Call Number ILEN @ m.sokopp @ 624 Serial 2436
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