Can we afford to let the public visit prime habitat for recreation? Spatial and temporal impacts of human activity on habitat use by brown bears

Nevin, Owen (2006) Can we afford to let the public visit prime habitat for recreation? Spatial and temporal impacts of human activity on habitat use by brown bears. In: 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology: Diversity for Europe: Learning from Other Continents, 22-26 August 2006, Eger, Hungary. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Available under License CC BY-NC

Download (220kB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.carnivoreconservation.org/files/meeting...

Abstract

Extreme sports, adventure- and eco-tourism are bringing more people than ever into remote backcountry areas worldwide. The number of people visiting our remaining wilderness areas is set to increase further; in fact, nature tourism is the fastest growing sector in the <Euro>2.5 trillion global annual tourism market. What impacts will this have on the conservation of these areas and the species which are found there? While Europe is not traditionally seen as an ecotourism destination, the “European Safari” is a new and growing travel market. Romania leads the way in the development of this new genre of ecotourism marketing the Carpathian Mountains as the place to see Europe’s “Big Five” - elk, bison, bear, wolf and lynx. With its focus on carnivores, European safari is often referred to as “carnivore tourism” and we can draw lessons from the management of established carnivore tourism operations in North America. This study draws on spatial data collected using high resolution satellite telemetry and direct behavioural observation of brown bears at an exploited backcountry site in British Columbia to examine the impacts of ecotourism on brown bear spatio-temporal distribution and habitat use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 16:23
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 16:49
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/882

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year



Downloads each year

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item