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Recreation in forests

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Bruce PrideauxBruce Prideaux
Throughout history forests have been used for a range of recreational activities including hunting, hiking and fishing. In the contemporary era the demand for traditional recreational activities has increased and new forms of recreation have emerged driven in part by the tourism sector. Many of these are commercial in nature, and along with traditional activities, have placed new pressures on forests. As the number of users grows but the available areas of forest shrink the need for new management strategies to maintain ecological integrity will increase. In many countries the public sector has responded by implementing policies to protect unique ecosystems and landscapes, reduce deforestation and regulate activities such as recreation and tourism. Governments are also beginning to realise that they must place a higher priority onlong term ecological sustainability if forest based activities are to continue to prosper into the future. The objective of this chapter is to briefly outline major factors that may affect the provision of sustainable recreational activities in forests.

History

Editor

Peh KS; Corlett RT; Bergeron Y

Parent Title

Routledge handbook of ecology

Start Page

599

End Page

611

Number of Pages

13

ISBN-13

9780415735452

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

Abingdon, Oxon, UK

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities (2015- ); School of Business and Law (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

44

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Keywords

Exports