Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 1555-1564
Published online 2015-10-29

Recreational Activities, Practices and Attitudes of Visitors to the Protected Landscape Areas as a Basis for Resolving Conflicts of Recreation and Nature Protection

Jiří Schneider, Helena Lorencová

Department of Environmentalistic and Natural Resouces, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

The article presents the views and needs of visitors on a model example of a protected landscape area Moravian Karst. It analyses their view of nature conservation as a factor in the development of tourism and recreation. The results also present the habits and activities of visitors in relation to potential and actual impacts of recreation on protected areas and ecosystems. Methodology of the work is based on a standard questionnaire survey, conducted in the summer and autumn of 2013. Together with the management of the Moravian Karst locations with intense traffic were selected. These locations were then analysed by visible manifestations and impacts of recreational activities on the site.


This article was prepared within the project IGA FRDIS Mendel University in Brno No. 11/2014 “Conflicts of recreation and nature protection in the context of regional development in the area of large specially protected territories.”. The authors would also like to thank the management of the Training Forest Enterprise Masaryk Forest Křtiny for the support of purpose activities under the project “Operational verification methods for quantification functions of structurally differentiated types of forest – Synergy of societal demands on forests and method SAPFO.” Special thanks to our colleague Bc. Tereza Slezáčková for conducting field survey.


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