WIT Press


Environmentally Friendly Wetlands Management For Tourism

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RAV110511

Volume

148

Pages

9

Page Range

563 - 571

Published

2011

Size

352 kb

Author(s)

M. Khoshkam & A. Marzuki

Abstract

The complex relationship between residents and wetland areas continues to be an obstacle to the successful use of the natural environment. A key component of this relationship is the lack of local residents’ training about wetland areas and lack of knowledge regarding the use of conservation areas. This study reviews the theoretical and empirical issues of the relationship between training locals to be environmentally friendly and the natural ecosystem. It explores studies by other researchers in regard to domestic and international tourists’ attitudes towards those areas. This study will show the role of training locals how to increase their skills in relation to environmentally friendly tasks. Cultural and natural resources can make residents responsible and environmentally educated. The objective of this study was to provide opportunities for community involvement in protected areas such as wetlands. Results support previous assertions about residents’ training and its relationship with environmentally friendly behaviour and increasing the number of tourists in the wetlands. The evaluation asserted that understanding and developing institutional resources by residents could encourage them to be environmentally friendly and encourage tourism development in wetlands. Keywords: residents’ training, wetlands, environmentally friendly.

Keywords

residents’ training, wetlands, environmentally friendly