Posted in Heritage Tourism, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sacred Sites, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
This is the first in a new series of posts on protection and management of Sacred Natural Sites and some focus on cultural tourism related to such sites.
Sacred natural sites occur at a variety of scales. They can be as small as a single tree or rock formation, or can extend to an entire mountain range. In some cases, whole landscapes are regarded by a community as sacred, containing within them...
Posted in Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Product Development, Tourism and Protected Areas
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems promoting solutions to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
Biosphere Reserves are internationally recognised, nominated by national governments and remain under sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Biosphere Reserves serve in some ways as ‘living laboratories’...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
The four major components of the LAC planning system and the nine distinct steps of the planning process.
The Limits of Acceptable Change planning system was developed in the USA over a period of years in the early 1980s to address the problems of managing recreational use in national protected areas.
As originally described by Stankey and others in 1985, the LAC planning system included four...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas
We are regularly asked to explain the difference between “Carrying Capacity” and “Limits of Acceptable Change”. This series of posts is intended to review these planning systems and to provide a more in-depth view of LAC and its implementation.
The growing awareness that designation of protected areas does not ensure their preservation has stimulated an enormous level of discussion...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
Members of the host community may be involved directly or indirectly with wildlife tourism, or not involved at all. Host Community involvement is influenced by factors encountered in other forms of tourism.
Direct involvement may take the form of paid employees, managers, owners and operators, or unpaid volunteers. In some countries, communities (as land owners) have initiated development of new...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
Many wetlands are prime locations for tourism. Consequently, tourism has contributed, and continues to contribute, to a growing awareness of the value of nature in general and wetlands in particular. In this way tourism can create public support for the conservation of wetlands.
The development of tourism can also be a way to make wetlands economically viable, and can provide employment and...