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dc.contributor.authorArthington, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHadwen, Wadeen_US
dc.contributor.authorI. Boon, Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:22:25Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:22:25Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-05T02:25:57Z
dc.identifier.issn13231650en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/MF11198en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47740
dc.description.abstractThe value of aquatic systems for biodiversity, agriculture, pastoralism and mining is widely recognised, whereas their significance for tourism and recreation is often poorly acknowledged. We surveyed protected-area managers, local governments and tour operators (river and general) to determine how aquatic systems were used in inland Australia for tourism and recreation and the perceived impacts of these uses. Inland waterbodies were reported by all respondent groups to be highly significant foci for visitors. Natural features were rated as more important to visitors than infrastructure by protected-area managers and river-tour operators, whereas all respondent groups identified water clarity, water quality and accessibility to water as important aspects of visitor appeal. Although .75% of respondents nominated visitors as being environmentally aware, visitors were reported to have a range of negative effects on the ecological condition of inland waterbodies, especially on water quality, and to also increase erosion and the loss of fringing vegetation. Managing the recreational use of inland waterbodies will become increasingly important as demand from all sectors intensifies and climate-change impacts become more severe. Management must take into account variations in perceptions by different stakeholder groups and the paradox of inappropriate visitor behaviour despite visitors' apparent environmental awareness.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom325en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto340en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine & Freshwater Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume63en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205en_US
dc.titleAquatic ecosystems in inland Australia: Tourism and recreational significance, ecological impacts and imperatives for managementen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 CSIRO. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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