Recreation and Tourism in Protected Natural Areas
You’ll examine how people and nature interact, where protected natural areas and tourism and recreation meet and how that is best managed.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 1 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the main trends and developments in nature-based recreation and tourism, and how these affect relevant social and natural environments.
- Understand the legislative context influencing management of recreation and tourism in Aotearoa-New Zealand’s protected areas.
- Evaluate Aotearoa-New Zealand’s place in the global context of protected areas.
- Identify and analyse key issues in the trade-off between the protection of nature and the use of natural areas for recreation and tourism.
- Describe the range of social and biophysical impacts associated with recreation and tourism in protected areas, and have an understanding of visitor management frameworks used to address negative impacts.
- Analyse and discuss contemporary issues affecting the management of protected areas for recreation and tourism in Aotearoa-New Zealand and internationally.
- Discuss aspects of visitor behaviour in protected areas and recognise how an understanding of this contributes to effective management.
- Be familiar with key issues and challenges associated with managing recreation and tourism in protected areas, and achieve a competent understanding of the opportunities that exist to sustain both the quality of natural environments and the experiences that visitors seek.
- Recognise applied management and planning tools developed specifically within the recreation and tourism context.
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