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Scenery Mining and Place Piracy: Managing the side effects of Tasmanian tourism


Kirkpatrick, JB, Scenery Mining and Place Piracy: Managing the side effects of Tasmanian tourism, Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing Pty Ltd, C-S Ooi and A Hardy (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 40-51. ISBN 978-0-6486757-6-1 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Tourism has positive and negative effects on the environment and the socio-cultural fabric. It can provide employment, motivate reservation of wild land and repair of damaged environments, but can also cause permanent environmental damage through scenery mining and disrupt local societies and cultures through place piracy. Tasmania is increasingly suffering from scenery mining and place piracy to the degree that qualities that attract tourists are threatened. An increasing lack of control on developments and tourist numbers needs to be reversed if Tasmania is to avoid the fate of overtourism.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:environment tourism
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Institutional arrangements
UTAS Author:Kirkpatrick, JB (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
ID Code:139221
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-06-02
Last Modified:2020-11-09

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