Spatial organization of tourist and recreational activities in the reserve: The conservation and touristic imperatives

Nataliya Zigern-Korn, Zhanna Solomina

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Abstract

Urbanization today is accompanied by an increasing interest in outdoor recreation and nature-oriented tourism. The topic becomes interesting in light of the most popular world practices to develop nature-oriented tourism and recreation in special protected natural areas. Specific spatial consequences for the sustainable development as for urbanized areas both for reserves are discovered. The territory of a reserve becomes a place of environmental stress (consider the goals of nature reservation), as well as social conflicts due to human stakeholders “values” diverse. The possibility of a compromise between the conservation imperative and the touristic one in the natural reserves use, the search for solutions to reduce the negative impact on protected natural areas remains one of the most important tasks. We wonder if there is a solution for the competitive nature management for nature territories. In the course of research and evaluation of tourist and recreational flow in the Kurgalsky Reserve in the Leningrad Region, we identified patterns of various types of tourist and recreational activities (local recreation, dacha recreation, amateur tourism) territorial organization and their accompanying forms. We assessed their impact on the natural complexes of the reserve. As a result, the types of territories for recreational use within the boundaries of the reserve were identified, differing by types of recreational activity and groups of vacationers. The stages of digression of natural areas of tourist and recreational use were identified. The possibility to combine the obtained results and the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) method usage are under discussion in this paper. The results obtained can be used in reserves zoning and spatial planning, for the reserves master plans development that ensure to fulfill both environmental and recreational goals, can be helpful to Integrate environmental consideration in tourism development policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-738
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
Volume2020-August
Issue number5.1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event20th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference - Болгария, Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 18 Aug 202024 Aug 2020
Conference number: 20
https://vk.com/geoconference
https://www.sgem.org/

Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

Keywords

  • Nature conservation and sustainable use
  • Nature-oriented tourism
  • Reserves master plans
  • Spatial organization of tourist and recreational activities

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