Course: Management of tourism in the Landcape and protected areas

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Course title Management of tourism in the Landcape and protected areas
Course code EKO/MT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Banaš Marek, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Chances and limits of tourism in protected areas. Impacts of tourism on nature and regional development, management of such impacts. Chanelling of visitor flows and traffic in protected areas. Monitoring of visitation and its impacts. Work with public in protected areas-types of information and interpretation. Presentation of case studies of visitor´s management from Czech and foreign protected areas.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work Activities
Learning outcomes
The course aims at presenting actual information and procedures from the branch. Major approaches, conceptual and theoretical topics are listed in syllabus.
Application Adopt nature protection in relation to tourism, its monitoring and management in protected areas based on case studies. Apply knowledge of tourism management in practice of management of protected areas. Draw an own product of local heritage interpretation for visitors.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Seminar Work

Ended by written exam and oral presentation of seminary work (case studies) with discussion.
Recommended literature
  • Arnberger A., Brandeburg C., Muhar A. (2002). Monitoring and Management of Visitor Flows in Recreational and Protected Areas. Conference Proceedings, Bodenkultur University, Institute for Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management.. Vienna, 493 p.
  • Eagles P. F.J. et al. (2002). Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. Guidelines for Planning and Management.. IUCN Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK., xv + 183 p.
  • Kreisel, B. (ed.). (2001). Loving them to Death. Sustainable Tourism in Europe's Nature and National Parks.. Europarc Federation, Grafenau, 136 pp.
  • Ptáček, L. (red.). (2004). Interpretace místního dědictví. Příručka pro plánování a tvorbu prezentací místních zajímavostí. České vydání publikace Carter, J.: Sense of Place.. Nadace Partnerství, Brno, 88 s.
  • Sievänen R., Erkkonen J., Jokimäki J., Saarinen J., Tuulentie S., Virtanen E. (eds.). (2004). Policies, methods and tools for visitor management - proceedings of the second International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitor Flows in Recreational and Protected Areas, June 16-20, 2004,. Rovaniemi, Finland. Metlan työraportteja / Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Summer
Faculty of Science Landscape Protection and Planning (2015) Ecology and environmental protection - Summer