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dc.contributor.authorBreuste, Jürgeneng
dc.contributor.authorJayathunga, Sunimaleng
dc.identifier.otherBd. 43 Nr. 2 (2010): N.F. Hercynia
dc.description.abstractBreuste, J.; Jayathunga, S.: Representatives of nature conservation and ecotourism in different biomesof Sri Lanka. – Hercynia N. F. 43 (2010): 257–276.Tourism in nature-based destinations is prominent in many countries where mass tourism takes place.The study focuses on the representatives of nature conservation and ecotourism in all biomes of SriLanka. It aims at the investigation of nature conservation strategies adopted and of which ecosystems arehighly utilised for tourism. Simultaneously, the representation and interaction between biomes, natureconservation strategies and ecotourism are evaluated in order to identify the influence and effectivenessof each other. Digital maps show the defined biomes in the different bioregions. The bioregions aredemarcated in accordance with geographical, climatical and biological features and characters. Majorbiomes identified in the country are forest, wetland, coastal and marine biomes. The management categoriesof nature conservation, namely strict nature reserves, nature reserves, national parks, marinereserves, sanctuaries, natural forests and wetlands are evaluated in accordance with their objectives,efficiency and effectiveness. Activities of nature-based tourism take place in different biomes like jeepsafaris, nature trekking and boating and are categorised in different aspects as wildlife watching, birdwatching and nature admiring.The study shows the dominance of state involvement in nature conservation in different kinds. Manynature conservation strategies are concentrated on forest biomes. Nature-based tourism is not equallydistributed among all biomes and is mainly focused in the forest biomes in the dry-zone bioregion.In this bioregion, many national parks are situated and infrastructure for tourism has been developed.In other biomes is much more potential available for promoting tourism. A physical study should beconducted to determine what the reasons and constraints of the actual situation are as well as to answerthe question what other biomes offer potential for further expansion and development of ecotourism interms of nature conservation and socioeconomic development of the local people.Key words: ecotourism, nature conservation, bioregions, protected area, national parkseng
dc.publisherHercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropaeng
dc.relation.ispartofHercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropaeng
dc.titleRepresentatives of nature conservation and ecotourism in different biomes of Sri Lankaeng
local.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleHercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropaeng
dc.description.noteDie Hercynia publiziert Originalbeiträge mit dem Schwerpunkt Ökologie (mit ihren vielseitigen Aspekten der Biodiversität), Botanik, Zoologie, Geologie und Geografie, den anwendungsorientierten Bereichen des Natur- und Umweltschutzes, sowie der Land- und Forstwirtschaft.eng
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