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Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) for Prioritizing and Ranking of Ecological Indicators for Monitoring Sustainability of Ecotourism in Northern Forest, Iran

Godratollah Barzekar; Azlizam Aziz; Manohar Mariapan; Mohd Hasmadi Ismail; Syed Mohsen Hosseni;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2011 Journal: Ecologia Balkanica (issn: 1313-9940, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
Abstract
Ecotourism has been identified as a form of sustainable tourism which is expected to contribute to both conservation and development. Unfortunately, due to inadequate environmental assessment, many ecotourism destinations tend to be both hazardous and self-destructive. Indicators are an important tool to provide a means toward sustainability. Among all different aspects of indicators, ecological indicators are significant for monitoring and evaluating sustainable management of ecotourism. In this study criteria and indicators were identified by using the Delphi approach through an expert panel from different fields. At the end of the process, a consensus of 9 cr...
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free text keywords: Ecological Indicator, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), Monitoring, Sustainable Ecotourism, Ecology, QH540-549.5
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