Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sustainable tourism and natural World Heritage : priorities for action
The aim of the study is to examine the gaps in our understanding of how tourism development affects natural World Heritage Sites in order to support the development of sustainable tourism in these sites. The study also hopes to encourage tourism development that while protecting the integrity of the site, it also brings income generation opportunities for local communities associated with World Heritage Sites, offers financial and other support for the conservation of the sites, and contributes to visitors’ awareness about the values of nature. Full report available on the IUCN site.