Guidelines for public use measurement and reporting at parks and protected areas

14 November 1999 | Downloads - publication

Visitors to parks and protected areas impact at many levels: political, economic, social and ecological. To ensure effective park management for increasing visitor numbers, good quality global data on visitor use is necessary. This manual describes terms, approaches and techniques for gathering information about public use of parks and protected areas. It covers a mixture of options ranging from direct measurements with automatic counters to indirect measurements based on simple mathematical calculations, providing a kit for producing the most accurate and sustainable enumeration of public use of protected areas under existing circumstances

Hornback, Kenneth E. ; Eagles, Paul F.J.

IUCN ; IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas ; Canada, Parks Canada ; Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism