The role of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in the life of the community: A survey of the North Queensland community

Bentrupperbäumer, Joan and Reser, Joseph The role of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in the life of the community: A survey of the North Queensland community rev. ed. Cairns, Australia: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, 2006.

Author Bentrupperbäumer, Joan
Reser, Joseph
Title The role of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in the life of the community: A survey of the North Queensland community
Place of Publication Cairns, Australia
Publisher Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management
Publication year 2006
Sub-type Other
Edition rev.
ISBN 0 86443 775 7
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 170
Total number of pages 170
Subjects 0502 Environmental Science and Management
AX
Abstract/Summary The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA) experiences an estimated 4.4 million visits each year, and forty percent or 1.76 million of those visits are made by residents of the adjacent local communities. It is the residents of these communities that were the focus of both a community survey and visitor site-level survey that were undertaken by Rainforest CRC researchers for the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) in late 2002 and early 2003. The community survey examined the local community's awareness, perceptions, attitudes, and personal appraisals of the WTWHA, the WTMA and other management agencies, and also explored and documented the role of the WTWHA in the life of the community. An important aim of the site-level survey was to record local community residents' (as well as domestic and overseas visitors') perceptions and appraisals of the WTWHA, in situ, while residents were actually visiting or 'using' a World Heritage site. Data collection resulted in a thorough understanding of how individuals' behaviour translates into biophysical impacts and how specific environments or features impact on individuals' experiences, attitudes and judgements.Both surveys were designed to complement previous and ongoing site-based and community survey undertakings involving longitudinal monitoring and indicator development, and the impacts of visitation and use in the WTWHA and catchment region.
Keyword Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Visitor use survey
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes x, 170 p. : ill., 1 col. map, ; 29 cm.

 
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