Release of HUMANITA Report on Monitoring Tourism's Environmental Impacts in Protected Areas


After months of dedicated work within the Interreg Central Europe HUMANITA project, we are thrilled to announce the release of our first publication – the "Report on good-practice examples to monitor environmental impacts of tourism inside protected areas."

Throughout the project's duration, we seek insights from good-practice owners in protected areas and scientific institutions worldwide. Our quest involved comprehensive desk research and engaging workshops with practitioners experienced in monitoring visitor impacts on the environment.

The report starts with a general introduction to tourism in protected areas and the environmental impacts associated with it. We then delve into the activities undertaken to identify good-practice examples for monitoring these impacts. The HUMANITA project focuses on vital study areas, including visitor monitoring, wildlife monitoring, vegetation monitoring, erosion monitoring, and pollution monitoring.

This report represents the dissemination of knowledge acquired during workshops and desk research conducted by our dedicated project partners. The practical insights shared by practitioners are thoughtfully presented within the chapters. Additionally, the results of our project partner research can be found at the report's conclusion in the form of a comprehensive factsheet.

We extend a warm invitation to all stakeholders, protected area managers, environmental enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in preserving our natural treasures. Dive into this report and explore the wealth of knowledge it contains!

Find the Full Report: For access to the complete report, please click on the following link:

(PDF) Report on good-practice examples to monitor environmental impacts of tourism inside protected areas

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