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Rationing access to protected natural areas: An Australian case study

Fleming, Christopher Mark; Manning, Matthew


In Australia, as in many other parts of the world, open access is the default policy setting for most protected natural areas, including World Heritage Sites. This is despite considerable evidence that unrestrained levels of visitation can be unsustainable in terms of the impact on the environment and recreational experience. This paper seeks to answer two questions. First, to what extent are visitors willing to forego access to publicly owned protected natural areas in order to ensure less...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Tourism Economics
DOI: 10.5367/te.2014.0388


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