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Sustainable tourism and Natural World Heritage - IUCN

Gaps exist in our understanding of how tourism development affects natural World Heritage Sites, including the nature and extent of different types of impacts from tourism in and around sites, and the underlying reasons for these. The aim of this study is to examine the aforementioned gaps in order to support the development of sustainable tourism in natural World Heritage Sites.Through an increased understanding of the risks and opportunities associated to tourism development and growth in World Heritage, this study hopes to encourage tourism development that while protecting the integrity of the site, also brings income generation opportunities for local communities associated with World Heritage Sites, offers financial and other support for the conservation of the sites, and contributes to visitors’ awareness about the values of nature.

Resource name:Sustainable tourism and Natural World Heritage - IUCN
Type of resource:Article
Author(s): Borges Maria Ana
Keywords:Sustainable tourism and Natural World Heritage - IUCN Priorities for action
Category: Tourism
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Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ..................................................................................................... 2
1. Introduction: World Heritage and tourism....................................................................... 3
2. Methodology ..................................................................................................................5
3. Tourism driven impacts on natural World Heritage......................................................... 7
3.1 Negative impacts (Threats) ................................................................................................. 8
3.2 Positive impacts (Opportunities) ...................................................................................... 10
4. Attaining sustainable tourism ....................................................................................... 11
4.1 Understanding the context ................................................................................................ 11
4.2 Planning for tourism ........................................................................................................... 11
4.3 Governance of tourism ...................................................................................................... 12
4.4 Stakeholder involvement in site governance and management ................................. 14
4.5 The role of the private sector ............................................................................................ 14
4.6 Making use of effective communication tools to add value to a site .......................... 15
5. Conclusions and Recommendations............................................................................ 17
6. Implications for further studies ..................................................................................... 18
7. References .................................................................................................................. 20
Appendix I: Criteria for the assessment of Outstanding Universal Value ............................. 21
Appendix I: Criteria for the assessment of Outstanding Universal Value ............................. 21
Appendix II: Detailed information on the case study sites.................................................... 22
Appendix III: Proposed Principles for Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Properties.... 28
Appendix IV: Survey questions for follow up study .............................................................. 29

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04. July 2018

Kungur Ice Cave - An invitation

"Pearl" of Russia. The current 2018 became significant for Russia. Holding the FIFA World Cup positively influenced economy of many regions of our country. Eleven cities of the Russian Federation accepting athletes and fans from around the world. Majority of them want not only to visit football matches, but also to get acquainted with nearby sights. Doesn't stand aside, the mislaid in Perm Krai, small and cosy city Kungur and the well-known Kungur Ice cave. Located in 300 km from Yekaterinburg, the city Kungur joined the cities-participants of the World Cup. From it tourists go to the Ice cave, having brought so various geography in visits statistics. It is possible indefinitely to list the countries residents which visited for these days the kingdom of eternal winter: Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, China, USA, India, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, France … Foreign tourists and citizens of Russia, having visited the Kungur ice cave, often can't express that delight which covers them after the excursion on the fantastic underground world. What is surprising and unique in the Kungur Ice cave? In what it is one and only? First, in variety of forms of ice which are presented in the cave in more than 100 kinds. Secondly, an availability of long-term ices, which age is several hundreds of years, in spite of the fact that the cave is on an insignificant elevation mark. Thirdly, the cave length, it takes the fifth place on extent among caves of a plaster karst. Fourthly, there are several long and volume grottoes, that isn't characteristic of plaster caves. Fifthly, exotic contrast, during the summer period, from a heat in + 30 degrees outside to the subzero temperature of underground halls. This list of factors which characterize fantastic space can be listed infinitely, but as the popular Russian wisdom says "A picture is worth a thousand words". Welcome to the Kungur Ice cave!!! Ekaterina Noskova

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