Flashcards in Imapacts Of Tourism On Glacial Areas and Conflicts Deck (9)
What are the negative environmental impacts?
Theres increased noise, pollution and litter from all the people and traffic in the area
Glacial landforms like moraines are eroded by people walking on them
The fragile glacial environment is damaged by people trampling on the snow and soil beneath which causes soil erosion
Developments such as ski lifts have a visual impact on the environment
What are the negative social impacts?
Tourists can trigger avalanches on ski slopes which cas cause injuries and deaths
Increased numbers of pills and businesses mean the infrastructure becomes congested making it difficult for locals and tourists to get around
What are positive economic impacts?
New businesses mean there are job opportunities for people in these remote areas
Lots of new businesses are set up for the tourists e.g. Restaurants which boosts the local economy
What is the positive social impact?
More job opportunities mean that more young people stay in area rather than leaving to find work in cities
(Halts out migration of the young)
What is the conflict between skiers and home owners?
Skiers by second home pushing up prices of house forcing locals out of area
What is the conflict between summer tourists and bird watchers?
Tourists would get annoyed with bird watchers preventing them walking freely
Bird watchers won't like tourists disturbing birds habitats
What is the conflict between farmers and ski lift owners?
Disturbance of animals and taking
Up of farming space
What is the conflict between skiers and summer tourists?
Skiers may erode the land summer tourists want to walk on