Goodbody, Ivan; Smith, David
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Department of Life Sciences
Recreational use of natural resources
Goodbody, Ivan; Thomas-Hope, Elizabeth M.
Natural resources management for sustainable development in the Caribbean
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Canoe Press, University of the West Indies
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The authors appropriately define recreation as the use of the natural environment for leisure, physical enjoyment, education and intellectual stimulation. This chapter looks at different types of recreational activities and their impact on the natural environment, with special reference to the Caribbean. The challenges faced by both industry and managers of the environment to determine how the increasing demands on the environment can be met and sustained while maintianing the essential characteristics of the environment, are examined. The nature of the problems and the economic and conservation issues involved, are discussed at length.....