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HIGH IMPACT ACTIVITIES IN PARKS: Best management practice and future research

By Carl Cater, Ralf Buckley, Robert Hales, David Newsome, Catherine Pickering and Amanda Smith
HIGH IMPACT ACTIVITIES IN PARKS: Best management practice and future research
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Off-road driving, horseriding, rock climbing and similar activities can be lucrative for tour operators and important for local recreational groups, but contentious for management of national parks and protected areas, both because of safety and liability and because of potentially high environmental impacts. This report examines management strategies for these activities worldwide and in Australia. Suggestions for best management practice and future research agendas are set.
Off-road driving, horseriding, rock climbing and similar activities can be lucrative for tour operators and important for local recreational groups, but contentious for management of national parks and protected areas, both because of safety and liability and because of potentially high environmental impacts. This report examines management strategies for these activities worldwide and in Australia. Suggestions for best management practice and future research agendas are set. Reduce

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