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With Reference To Contrasting Examples, Discuss theView that National Parks are Victims of Their Own Success as Locations forLeisure Pursuits.

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With Reference To Contrasting Examples, Discuss the View that National Parks are Victims of Their Own Success as Locations for Leisure Pursuits. This subject has been a matter of much conjecture for many years as international tourism spreads to the most endangered and rare environments across the globe, it is evident that in terms of long term sustainability, National Park ecosystems are at serious threat from that posed by industrial tourism. Physical Degradation People come to national parks in order to experience the wildlife and the natural environment. National parks offer an escape from the 21st century metropolitan lifestyle of stress and deadlines, which is becoming increasingly popular with many people. These wilderness destinations have also come into fashion due to the increased emphasis of celebrity upon the issues concerning global climate sustainability and global warming. This has lead to the increase in visitors which whilst it is beneficial for the economies of some of the poorest places on earth, it is damaging the very environments that people have come to save. ...read more.


The area that has the most successful scheme is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, their coral reef ecosystem is one of the most fragile that exists on earth, therefore it is vital to have an effective policy to protect the ecosystem. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has introduced a 25-year plan to combat the problem. They have developed a reasonable use policy that has been agreed by the tourist operators that allows the reef to be used as an attraction whilst spreading the visitors over a large area and limiting the activities that are allowed in those areas. This stops a lot of the damage that is caused in other areas. In the Grand Canyon Nation Park, despite extensive attempts to increase cooperation of tourism operators and national park authorities, visitors are still causing very large amounts of erosion. There are many different ways in which people the grand canyon, but the most damaging is the trekking up and down paths the run along the edges of the canyon, these paths provide vital access ...read more.


The size of it means that the amount of people visiting is a mere drop in the ocean compared to the number of tourist that it could support therefore there is very little effect from the tourists. Conclusion My response to the question of whether Nation Parks are a victim of their own success is that yes, in most cases nation parks are victims of their own success due to the amount of money that people realise they can make from an area. The initial realisation of the market value of the area means that the owners get carried away and exploit the area too much. Now, the areas of the world that are nearest to nature are those that whilst being National Parks, are not successful. Without intervention any national park that is able to attract large numbers of people to it will eventually corrupt the initial idea of protecting the area due to the amount of money to be made. That is why it is so important to initiate management plans in order to prevent damaging exploitation. ...read more.

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