The new issue of the open-access journal eco.mont– Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management (January 2018) reflects on many aspects of protected areas like tourism, economic development and biodiversity and presents a review on private protected areas in Latin America.
Take a look at the journal here.
One article shows that meadows have very positive psycho-physiological effects, such as stress reduction, regardless of whether the meadows are managed or unmanaged. A study carried out in the Tatra National Park (Czech Republic and Poland) introduces the reader to profiles of visitors in two of the most heavily-used leisure destinations accessible by cable car.
Another study investigates whether the willingness of visitors to engage in physically challenging recreational and sports activities can be used as a visitor-segmentation criterion. A study carried out in the Hruby Jesenik Mountains (Czech Republic) presents a growth simulation model for future changes in forest ecosystems.
Three further articles deal with aspects of biodiversity in three very different biogeographic regions in Asia – the Himalayas, the Altiparmak Mountains and the Taurus Mountains. Another article takes the reader to Latin America and provides an overview on private protected areas in mountain regions and their role in conservation practices.
The open-access journal eco.mont 10-1 journal is available at : http://www.austriaca.at/eco.mont-10-1