Nikitin Ivan

Assessing the ecological impacts of nature based tourism in the Swiss National Park

Project Number: CH-5685
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 11/01/2015 - 03/31/2016
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: Prof. Ivan Nikitin
Professor
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Chur
Comercialstrasse 24
7000 Chur
Phone: +41 81 286 39 80
e-Mail: ivan.nikitin(at)htwchur.ch

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Research Areas:
Biodiversity

Disciplines:
Social geography and Ecology

Keywords:
ecological impacts, tourism, Swiss National Park

Abstract:
This research paper intends to get an insight of a new topic, mainly to identify and to assess the ecological impacts in the Swiss National Park based on the general ideas found in literature combined with the specific answers resulted from the research. Thereby, the author of this paper desires to provide some new information which could provide some new knowledge to the literature. This research paper will first try to develop a list with general ecological impacts of tourism, followed by a selection of ecological impacts of nature based tourism in the Swiss National Park and an assessment of their consequences. Moreover, the author of paper will investigate the management awareness and taken actions with regard of these impacts and consequences.

Leading questions:
The aim of this study is to identify and to assess the ecological impacts of nature based tourism in the Swiss National Park. This aim is summarized in the following research question: “What are the ecological impacts of nature based tourism in the Swiss National Park and how are they affecting this area?”. The question is formulated broadly and in order to ensure a red thread for the paper, several sub-questions (See Chapter 2.1.) where formulated as support to the main question. The primary goal of answering to these questions is to better understand the concept of nature based tourism and afterword to confirm whether the tourism at the Swiss National Park is nature based or not. Furthermore, the questions will focus on the notion of ecological impacts related to the nature based tourism, with the aim of identifying and assessing those impacts, in terms of their influence over the Swiss National Park. In order to ensure complex and reliable answers to those questions, besides desk research, qualitative analysis will be used and it aims to combine expert’ interviews with focus group, using as a main target experts from the Swiss National Parks.

Publications:
Dianu, Catalina S. 2016. Ecological impacts of tourism in Swiss National Park. Assessing the ecological impacts of nature based tourism in the Swiss National Park. Masterthesis, HTW Chur.




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