Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Geopark, Ecological Protection Planning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_840

This plan is designed to protect the ecological environment of a geopark. The ecological environment of the geopark and its environmental impacts will be studied and assessed. Based on the research, the pros and cons of having a geopark will be evaluated, and the extents of the impacts will be estimated. Based on the results of the assessment, measures and policies will be formulated to prevent and alleviate the problems to achieve the original goal of protection. The most important protection measures include controlling the numbers of visitors and construction projects, designating ecologically sensitive zones, preventing access to these areas, increasing the forest and vegetation coverage and handling and treating waste.

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