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Biodiversity and Tourism

Conflicts on the World’s Seacoasts and Strategies for Their Solution

  • German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Summary

    1. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 1-5
  3. Zusammenfassung

    1. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 7-11
  4. The Global Situation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-15
    2. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 17-30
    3. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 31-48
    4. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 49-62
    5. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 63-71
  5. The European Situation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-76
    2. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 77-90
    3. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 91-107
    4. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 109-120
    5. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 121-135
  6. Exemplary Cases of Conflicting Use and Solution Strategies in European Coastal Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-139
    2. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 141-196
    3. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 197-221
  7. The Legal Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 225-225
    3. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 227-228
    4. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 229-246
    5. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 247-249
    6. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 251-256
    7. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
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    8. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
      Pages 275-276
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-343

About this book

Introduction

It is in the best interest of all concerned that tourism become sustainable and environmentally compatible. This need for "sustainable development" is and more by the responsible parties. Moreover, in the being recognised more search for solution strategies the realisation is gaining ground that tourism must be viewed as a worldwide phenomenon whose development must be co-ordinated in a co-operative effort spanning regions and continents. That the preservation of biological diversity also requires global co­ operation has been confirmed by over 170 countries which have already acceded to the "Convention on Biological Diversity". It is thus an important task to provide the foundations for joint action. Germany, one of the largest source countries of international tourism, must feel particularly obligated in this regard. The report published here is the result of a research project com­ missioned by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. The study pursued and examined the thesis that the Convention on Biological Diversity be used as a central instrument for arriving at international principles and regulations for combining nature conservation and tourism which could lead to a sustainable development of tourism. To further the discussion, the authors brought the study to a logical conclusion by working out a proposal for a "tourism protocol" additional to the existing Convention on Biodiversity. Such a protocol additional to the Convention would entail the stipulation of internationally binding implementation and regulations for achieving sustainable tourism.

Keywords

Conservation UNCED biodiversity conservartion development ecosystem environmental law nature politics sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
    • 1
  1. 1.BonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-60689-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64508-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60689-2
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