Problems and opportunities for sustainable managment of protected nature areas: the example of the National park Plitvice Lakes

Marković, Izidora (2016) Problems and opportunities for sustainable managment of protected nature areas: the example of the National park Plitvice Lakes. Doctoral thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

The subject of the dissertation is the sustainable management of protected natural areas in the world as a basis for finding the most appropriate management model for Plitvice Lakes National Park. The research approach is based on the appropriate methodological instruments, with a focus on the survey and multivariate analysis. The survey included 114 protected nature areas in the world and the population, visitors and developmental stakeholders in the Plitvice Lakes National Park and its surroundings. The result of research are following final settings: 1. under increasing anthropogenic impacts, primarily tourism, protected natural areas in the world are faced with the growing problem of impacts on space; 2. at the global level there are different models for managing natural areas, with the increasingly emphasizes on the integral management model; 3. Plitvice Lakes National Park established himself as a prominent focal point of tourism development, with differentiated impacts on sustainable development: the relatively positive impact on socio-economic development, relatively unaffecting the demographic processes and extremely negative impact on the ecosystem and landscape; 4. According to good practice in protected natural areas of the world, and the specifics of the current problems of sustainable development, finaly dissertation proposed application of the integrated management model in the Park, with three priority axes: a) environmentally friendly economy with a focus on sustainable tourism, b) functional (re) organizations and c) strengthening of regional integration.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral thesis)
Keywords: protected areas, negative impacts, Plitvice Lakes National Park, management, sustainability, tourism
Supervisor: Pejnović, Dane
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 222
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 10:44
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:44
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5384

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