Natural Area Tourism provides a comprehensive description of tourism in natural areas allowing readers to understand the scope of, complexities arising from, and possibilities of undertaking successful tourism developments in natural areas. Furthermore, the second edition contains an overview of recent developments, such as mountain biking, adventure activities in protected areas and geotourism. There is new content and examples from the Asian region on managing the tourism industry and management effectiveness. The book also considers important new developments in monitoring, such as remote sensing and the use of GIS, as well as the use of electronic educational resources in delivering interpretation. Attention is given to the implications of climate change, inadequate protected area security and the ever-increasing influence of the landscape matrix. Moreover, the second edition includes a comprehensive review of the new literature that has emerged since the publication of the first edition more than a decade ago. Accordingly this book will remain an invaluable resource and account of natural area tourism for many years to come.
David Newsome is an associate professor in environmental science at Murdoch University, Australia. David's research and teaching focus on the sustainable recreational use of landscapes, maintaining the integrity of peri-urban reserves and the assessment and management of tourism activity in protected areas. He has co-authored and/or edited 5 books in the areas of natural area tourism, wildlife tourism and geotourism and is a member of the IUCN World Protected Areas Committee. Susan A. Moore leads the Nature Based Tourism Research Group at Murdoch University, Western Australia. Her expertise is natural area tourism, protected area management and biodiversity conservation policy. She has 150 publications including journal articles, books and reports and has successfully led more than 30 research projects delivering outputs to industry, government and non-government organizations, and the Australian Research Council. Ross Dowling is Foundation Professor of Tourism, Faculty of Business & Law, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He has worked in the field of tourism in natural areas for almost 40 years as a foundation member of the NZ Ministry for the Environment, a founder and current director of Ecotourism Australia, and as a tour guide to national parks and wilderness areas.