Extreme Seasons and Extreme Visitation: The Case of Changbai Mountain Biosphere Reserve

Sun, D. and Carter, R.W. (2009) Extreme Seasons and Extreme Visitation: The Case of Changbai Mountain Biosphere Reserve. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 14 1: 1-16. doi:10.1080/10941660902727959


Author Sun, D.
Carter, R.W.
Title Extreme Seasons and Extreme Visitation: The Case of Changbai Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-6507
1094-1665
Publication date 2009-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10941660902727959
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Editor Kaye S Chon (Editor-in-Chief)
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 150601 Impacts of Tourism
150603 Tourism Management
C1
909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
Abstract Changbai Mountain Biosphere Reserve in the northeast of China was established for its biodiversity and ecological significance. Local communities traditionally used the natural resources of the Reserve area through harvesting and hunting of forest products. With reserve declaration, this subsistence use of resources was banned, and communities were greatly affected by the regulations but moved towards gaining income from tourism. During the past two decades tourist numbers, arriving during the summer months, have grown from less than 30000 per year in the 1980s to more than half a million in 2006. Local communities have benefited economically from the increased tourism activity but its extreme seasonality has also brought community disruption. The extremes of Changbai precipitated provincial government action to alter governance arrangements with the purpose of facilitating orderly tourism development and environmental protection. This paper reports the success of this innovation and highlights the need for the new governance structure to plan for its transition from a development driven agency towards a community servicing and tourism management agency.
Keyword Changbai Mountain
biosphere reserve
tourism development
environmental protection
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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