eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management Vol. 10 No. 1
Many studies indicate that tourism plays an important role, on various levels, in the economic development of PAs. However, there is clear evidence that tourism can have adverse environmental effects on PAs.
As the impacts of tourism on the environment are manifold and complex, there is a clear need to study them closely. Tools and methods for integrated PA management and monitoring need to be developed which, on the one hand, will use the potential of a region for tourism and, on the other, will protect the area against negative environmental impacts.