Sustainable ecotourism management in protected areas
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CitationÖZTÜRK, A., Aydın, İ.Z., Demirci, U., Sustainable Ecotourism Management in Protected Areas, International Caucasian Forestry Symposium, 24-26 Ekim 2013, Nihat Gökyiğit Kongre ve Kültür Merkezi, Artvin
In recent years, there is an increase in social and environmental awareness. As a result of this, tourists prefer tourism types which do not affect cultural and natural resources negatively. Thus, sustainable tourism and ecotourism activities in protected areas such as National Park and Natural Park have gained importance. Within this period, tourists and local community in these areas are most important stakeholders. There is no consensus about evaluation of sustainability, but overall approach is that sustainability can be defined with criteria ad indicators. In this study it is aimed to evaluate possible criteria and indicators for sustainable ecotourism in protected areas within the context of Turkish forestry.