Assessing environmental impacts of mountain tourism in Northwest Yunnan, China

06 October 2011 → 05 October 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
mountain tourism environmental impacts intervention mitigation rational planning
Project description

Tourism in Northwest Yunnan is causing a growing environmental concern due to its fragile mountain ecosystem. This research examines environmental impacts of tourism development. Combined with field surveys, controlled experiments and spatial analysis, the cause-effect relationships between tourism and local environment are identified. The results can contribute to rational tourism development and effective nature conservation policies.