INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
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What have we learned in the past 12 years about Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas? Current knowledge and future research directions.
CATHERINE MARINA PICKERING; ANA HERNANDO; AGUSTINA BARROS; SEBASTIAN ROSSI
Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas
Lugar: Novi Sad; Año: 2016; p. 183 - 187
Visitation to recreational and protected areas continues to increase and diversify. This creates both challenges and opportunities for those who engage in these activities and for those who manage the destinations. With increased visitation there can be increasing environmental impacts and potential for social conflict unless appropriately managed. Recognizing the importance of these issues a group of scholars came together in 2002 to provide opportunities for academics and practitioners to exchange information by running multidisciplinary conferences every two years on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in recreational and protected areas (MMV conferences). The first conference was in Vienna, Austria in 2002 Vienna, with subsequent conferences in Rovaniemi, Finland in 2004, Rapperswil, Switzerland in 2006, Montecatini Terme, Italy in 2008, Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2010, Stockholm, Sweden in 2012,Tallinn, Estonia in 2014, and here in Novid Sad, Serbia in 2016.The proceedings of these conferences provide snapshots of key issues and research outcomes in this important discipline. By reviewing presentations from the conferences we can assess: (1) who is conducting research on MMV, (2) where is the research conducted, (3) what types of research are presented, (4) what methods are used, (5) are their trends over time in the research presented, and (6) research gaps and future directions for research on managing and monitoring visitors.