Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 594-600 Oct.-Dec 2009

 

CONSERVATION OF INTERNATIONAL ECOTOURISM ATTRACTIONS (CASE STUDY : GAVKHUNI SWAMP IN IRAN)

 

Zahra Soltani*, Rana Shaykh Baygloo1 and Maryam Chaman Mah2

1. Department of Rural Planning, University of Isfahan (IRAN)
2. Department of Urban Planning, University of Isfahan (IRAN)

 

Received on : September 06, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Ecotourism focuses on volunteering, personal growth, and learning new ways to live on the planet. Iran has many international attractions in ecotourism -which appeals to ecologically and socially conscious individuals. One of its significant attractions is Gavkhuni swamp with great biological and geological varied natural resources, which is located in central Iran, east of city of Isfahan, is the terminal basin of the Zayandeh-rood river. It has great potentials in tourism industry especially ecotourism. The aim of this study is comprehensive analysis about environmental potentials and hazards in this area. It is necessary to adopt appropriate actions to conserve the significant attractions of this territory which is one of the principles in sustainable development.

 

Keywords : Ecotourism, Environmental potentials, Gavkhuni swamp, Sustainable development.

 

 

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