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Flashcards in Climate Change on Alpine Communities (Abondance, France) Deck (11):
1

Where

Abondance in the Haute-Savoie region of France

2

How many years of unreliable snowfall

15 years

3

When did it shut

2007 the ski lifts closed down

4

Council's plans

1. Develop other forms of winter sports which require less deep snow eg snowshoeing and ski touring
2. Develop it's summer programme to enable the town to become and all-year round resort eg mountain biking and hiking

5

Problem

Tourism development can harm fragile environments
1. Effect ecosystems and habitats
2. Trees removed which bind soil together
3. Natural vegetation stripped
4. Increase pollution

6

How are ecosystems effected

Road construction or building of houses and hotels

7

Tree removal

Cut down to make room for developments but as they hold soil together this can create unstable land and they also break up avalanches

8

How is natural vegetation stripped

Overuse of slopes for skiing and strip vegetation which has taken years to establish
Mountain biking creates gullies

9

Increasing pollution

Can be noise due to congestion and this causes natural landscape to lose some of its appeal and attractiveness

10

Other resorts

Other low altitude resorts will build ski lifts which join them to other higher resorts eg in Austria to open up the Gepatsch Glacier

11

New cable cars

In Lisenser Fernerkogel

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