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dc.contributor.authorHadwen, Wade
dc.contributor.authorHill, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorPickering, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-10T01:11:27Z
dc.date.available2018-08-10T01:11:27Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-09-15T07:36:28Z
dc.identifier.issn14427001en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1442-8903.2007.00364.xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17614
dc.description.abstractVisitation levels are on the rise in protected areas throughout the world. In response, many icon sites are showing signs of overuse and more protected areas managers report tourism and recreation as threats to sustainable management. Clearly, there is a growing need to assess (monitor) and manage visitors to mitigate their impacts. In this paper, we articulate why targeted visitor impact monitoring matters and highlight how existing monitoring programs fail to deliver the necessary information to protected area managers. We suggest that the availability and quality of visitor data are currently insufficient to facilitate the development of proactive management strategies in most protected areas. We call for more scale (time and space) sensitive collection of visitor load and environmental (response) data. Specifically, since icon sites (like waterfalls and mountain peaks) are the focus of visitor motivations and activities, we highlight the case for proactive assessment, management and reporting of condition at these sites. Ultimately, visitor trends will be influenced by visitor management. If visitor activities degrade the icon, the financial benefits of tourism and recreation to a protected area may not be sustainable. In addition, the conservation and protection objectives of the protected area will also not be met.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom177en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto181en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcological management & restoration : linking science and practiceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350503en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300902en_US
dc.titleIcons under threat: Why monitoring visitors and their ecological impacts in protected areas mattersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 Ecological Society of Australia. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Icons under threat: Why monitoring visitors and their ecological impacts in protected areas matters, Ecological Management & Restoration, Vol. 8, Iss. 3, December 2017, pp. 177-181, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2007.00364.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)en_US
gro.date.issued2007
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