Implications of outdoor recreation for wildlife conservation in protected areas
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Outdoor recreation is an ecosystem service provided by most protected areas worldwide, and it is usually assumed to be compatible with conservation goals. Since participation in outdoor recreation is growing globally, this presents a dilemma for conservation planners and protected area managers who must manage this demand for recreation while working to protect species. In this thesis, I present the results of a systematic review that summarizes and analyzes the scientific literature on the effects of recreation on animals (Chapter 1). I then describe the findings of a field study in which my ...