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environmental impact of tourism

Definition

Extensive damage to the environment caused by recreation and tourism, including despoiling of coastlines by construction of tourist facilities; pollution of the sea; loss of historic buildings to make way for tourist facilities; loss of agricultural land for airport development, etc. (Source: WPR)

Themes
  • tourism
Groups
  • EFFECTS, IMPACTS
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/2839