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Comparison of Condition Class, Point Sampling and Track Problem Assessment Methods in Assessing the Condition of Walking Tracks in New South Wales Protected Areas

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This report is one in a series examining terrestrial ecological impacts of visitor use. The purpose of the field testing was to assess the utility of each method in terms of:ability to characterise track conditions and develop comprehensive track profilesease of application and staff time needed to apply each method potential to be used for long term monitoring and/or large scale detailed track inventories based on the consistency of the result obtained by different crews.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Comparison of Condition Class, Point Sampling and Track Problem Assessment Methods in Assessing the Condition of Walking Tracks in New South Wales Protected Areas

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Protected area managers need to monitor the ecological effects of visitor use and assess their performance in managing visitor use. To assist this process, STCRC has established a series of projects to develop indicators and protocols for monitoring visitor use and its impacts that can be used as part of an integrated monitoring system for protected areas. This is the third report in a series examining terrestrial ecological impacts of visitor use.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Evaluation of Impacts and Methods for the Assessment of Walking Tracks in Protected Areas

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This report is one of a series in the Sustainable Tourism Corporative Research Centre’s overall project to develop a framework, guidelines and tools to enhance assessment, evaluation and reporting of visitor use in protected areas.  In this manual three methods (including indicators, protocols and proformas) are presented for surveying and monitoring walking tracks based on a desktop evaluation of methods used overseas and in Australia  and field testing of methods by researchers.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Manual for Assessing Walking Tracks in Protected Areas

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The extension of TSA’s to the state or regional level is still in its infancy internationally. To develop this TSA for the state of New South Wales, we have utilised the data sources from the national TSA published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and statistical data from the Bureau of Tourism Research (BTR). In terms of tourism commodities and industries for New South Wales, the results are consistent with those for the national TSA.

by Larry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth, Ray Spurr and Thiep Ho
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Indirect Economic Contribution of Tourism to Australia and to Australian States and Territories 2003-04

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With the aim of providing a total picture of tourism’s contribution to each of the state and territory economies, the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre’s Centre for Economics and Policy (STCRC CEP) has estimated the indirect effects of tourism consumption in order to complement the previously published STCRC TSA estimates of tourism’s direct effects. In this report, we present results of a study of the indirect economic contribution of tourism to Australia and to the Australian states and territories for the period 2003–04.

by Thiep Van Ho, Larry Dwyer, Daniel Pambudi, Ray Spurr, Peter Forsyth & Serajul Hoque
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Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models are now extensively used to estimate impacts of changes and policies across sectors, including tourism. CGE modelling has been used to simulate the economic impacts of an increase in international, interstate and intrastate tourism to New South Wales and on the rest of Australia.

by Larry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth, Ray Spurr, and Thiep Ho
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Nature-Based Tourism in Australia and Beyond: A Preliminary Investigation

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The purpose of this report is to describe, in an introductory way, the character, magnitude and impact of nature-based tourism within Australia, and to consider the salient issues which will influence the future sustainable development of this crucial sector.

by David Weaver, Bill Faulkner and Laura Lawton

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In response to concerns over the influence of visitor activities on site ecosystem health, natural resource managers have expressed an interest in predictive models that might be able to identify affected sites before deleterious impacts have occurred. Hadwen, Arthington and Mosisch (2003) developed one such predictive model, known as the Tourist Pressure Index or TPI. Their TPI aimed to predict visitor numbers to significant sites (pristine lakes) on the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island (Queensland, Australia). In this study, we sought to apply the TPI model to sites on Fraser Island and developed thresholds for Early Warning and Management Action that can be used by natural resource managers to respond to site use before they become degraded from excessive visitor use.

by Wade Hadwen and Angela Arthington

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Where Do They Go? Predicting Visitation Intensity at Focal Tourist Sites within Protected Areas

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This project principally examined the potential impact the turbulence created by the passage of cruise ships may have on fragile benthic marine biota and additional aspects such as potential wave wake erosion of channel banks. It is based on research undertaken to determine whether small, expedition-style cruise ships should be  permitted to enter past Port Davey and into Bathurst Channel within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia.

by Claire Ellis, Neville Barrett & Sophia Schmieman

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Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies on the Australian Tourism Industry: A Dynamic CGE Analysis

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This report assesses potential economic impacts on the Australian tourism industry of the Australian government imposing a price on carbon emissions through the introduction of measures such as an emissions trading scheme or a tax on carbon.

by Serajul Hoque, Larry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth, Ray Spurr, Thiep Van Ho & Daniel Pambudi

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