scholarly journals Sustainable Ecotourism through Cutting-Edge Technologies

2022 ◽  
Vol 14 (2) ◽  
pp. 800
George Pavlidis ◽  
Alexandra Solomou ◽  
Spyridoula Stamouli ◽  
Vassilis Papavassiliou ◽  
Kosmas Kritsis ◽  

Tourism is a phenomenon that dates back to ancient times. Ancient Greek philosophers recognised, adopted, and promoted the concept of rest-based tourism. Ecotourism is a particular type of tourism that connects with activities that take place in nature, without harming it, along with the herbal and animal wealth. According to estimates, the global ecotourism industry is currently booming due to various reasons, and it is becoming an important factor of sustainable regional development. This article presents the vision, work, and outcomes of project AdVENt, a project focusing natively in sustainable ecotourism through natural science and technological innovation. AdVENt’s study area includes the National Parks of Oiti (or Oeta) and Parnassus in Central Greece, where there is a remarkable native flora with a high endemism rate integrated with areas of cultural value and national and European hiking routes and paths of varying difficulty.

GeoTextos ◽  
2008 ◽  
Vol 3 ◽  
Eberhard Rothfuss ◽  
Veronika Deffner

Este artigo faz uma observação conceitual, prática e teórica, do desenvolvimento regional sustentável no contexto de reservas naturais. Dentro do debate internacional sobre a sustentabilidade, percebemos que as reservas naturais com caráter integrativo têm ganho um papel cada vez mais importante. Na Alemanha, existem três categorias diferentes, sendo elas parque natural, reserva de biosfera e parque nacional. O ponto forte da Europa são suas áreas protegidas. Os últimos debates científicos demonstram como, neste processo, pensar “dentro e com o mundo” vem ocupando mais e mais o lugar da reflexão ecológica. Isto influencia na formulação de uma sustentabilidade estritamente focada na natureza, que se aplica especialmente aos parques nacionais da Alemanha. Através de um estudo empírico sobre o parque nacional Floresta da Baviera são demonstradas as possibilidades e os limites das estratégias de desenvolvimento integrativo para os parques nacionais, contrapondo os diversos interesses aos seus princípios contrários econômicos e de proteção. Perspectivas construtivistas geram muitas vezes conflitos e tensões, que só podem ser reduzidos através de um verdadeiro diálogo que integre os diversos interesses. Sob a tese da chamada “mudança bloqueada” irão ser reveladas as bases sociológicas deste bloqueio. Abstract EXTENSIVE PROTECTED AREAS AND SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF THE BAVARIAN FOREST NATIONAL PARK This paper focuses on some conceptional, practical and theoretical reflections on sustainable regional development in the context of extensive protected areas. It will be shown that in the course of the global debate on sustainability, protected areas with an integrative character are getting more and more significant. Three different categories of protected areas exist in Germany: natural parks, biosphere reserves and national parks. Transfrontier protected areas are the strength of Europe. The latest scientific discourse shows that in place of an unsophisticated way of thinking about ecology, a new kind of thinking trying to overcome the dichotomy of nature and culture is more and more attracting the notice. This change of perception has a deep impact on a purely nature-oriented sustainability, which especially applies to national parks in Germany. On the basis of an empirical study of the Bavarian Forest National Park, the opportunities and limits of integrative development strategies are identified by opposing the different interests of the affected actors and their contrary logic of economy and protection. It will be pointed out that the diverse perceptions of the actors are deeply constructivist and generate profound areas of conflict. These arising conflicts can just be minimised by an equal dialogue to solve the divergent interests. By elaborating the thesis of a “blocked change”, a socio-critical perspective is drawn on this blockade.

Ergodesign ◽  
2020 ◽  
Vol 2020 (2) ◽  
pp. 58-62
Alexander Anishenko ◽  
Tatyana Krotenko ◽  
Dmitriy Erokhin

A systematic analysis of the concept of "sustainable development of the region" is carried out . The classification of factors that affect the process of sustainable development is given. A three -factor resource model for the formation of sustainable development of the region , including human, financial and raw materials, is described. The necessity of systematic monitoring as an element of regional development control is substantiated.

2020 ◽  
Vol 12 (7) ◽  
pp. 2702
Alejandro Balanzo ◽  
Leonardo Garavito ◽  
Héctor Rojas ◽  
Lenka Sobotova ◽  
Oscar Pérez ◽  

The paper aims to identify and analyze what types of governance challenges for sustainable regional development in the context of globalization are more frequently found in scholarship regarding Latin America. In order to do so, we carried out a systematic review of scholarly works discussing regional sustainability issues across the region. Analytically, it provides a heuristic multidimensional framework for organizing and typifying the most frequent sustainable regional development governance challenges under study, offering a nuanced and interrelated account of economic, environmental, political, and socio-spatial scientific discussions. According to our findings, scholarship on Latin America shows a bricolage-like scenery where political atomization linked to economic factionalism and fragmentation stand out as frequently analyzed situations. Another frequent topic relates to discussions about political endeavors linked to environmental concerns, connecting incidence strategies with collective environmental conservation approaches.

2021 ◽  
Vol 12 (2) ◽  
Cinzia Podda ◽  
Andrea Sabatini ◽  
Francesco Palmas ◽  
Antonio Pusceddu

Catadromous fish species are very important organisms for their ecological, economical, and cultural value. For its complex life species catadromous fish result in worldwide decline since the beginning of the 20th century. Among the most iconic catadromous species, the European eel Anguilla anguilla L. 1758 has aroused considerable interest since very ancient times. Because, to date, many aspects of their life cycle remain relatively unknown, to implement our knowledge about the main natural and anthropogenic threats to its survivorship and identify possible solutions to preserve it, in this narrative review, we present the state of the knowledge about the life cycle, habitat occupancy, recruitment, and migration patterns of the European eel and about the major threats most likely have contributed to the decline of eels’ populations.

2019 ◽  
Vol 46 (6) ◽  
pp. 638-637
O. V. Taseiko ◽  
V. V. Moskvichev ◽  
D. A. Chernykh

This research is devoted to identification and assessment of basic indicators for regional water use as one of components of social-natural-technogenic system. Basic indicators are estimated on the example of Siberian industrial agglomerations such as Krasnoyarsk and the Kemerovo regions. These regions are considered as pilot for development of the social-natural-technogenic systems concept. Identification of basic indicators is a first stage in the problem of sustainable regional development risks assessment.

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