Sustainable Wetland Tourism
As one billion tourists were expected to cross international border in 2012, with an anticipated rise to 1.8 billion by 2030, the environmental impact of tourism is far from inconsequential. Wetlands range in type from beaches and coasts to coral reefs, swamps, lakes, rivers, marshes, and a diverse range of other types, all of them potentially supporting an equally diverse range of tourism activities. However, tourism in turn places pressures on wetlands and local communities. “There is therefore a need to manage wetland tourism wisely through sound policies, planning, and awareness-raising.”
KeywordsTourism Benefits Conflict Participation World Tourism Organization
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