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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Johanna Leeb (2020): DAS STÖRUNGSBEWUSSTSEIN DER BESUCHER UND BESUCHERINNEN IN HINBLICK AUF WILDTIERE IM NATIONALPARK GESÄUSE.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung (ILEN), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 95. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Abstract:
Recreation and sport activities are constantly increasing in scenically attractive areas with high natural value. Not only the high number of visitors in large protected areas leads to numerous conflicts among each other, but also has an enormous impact on wildlife. Recreation seekers are generally little aware of their effects on wildlife. In the summer of 2019, 250 visitors were asked in the Gesäuse National Park about their awareness of wildlife disturbance. In addition, the influence of natural areas on the well-being of those seeking recreation in the Gesäuse National Park was examined. About two thirds of the interviewed people in the Gesäuse National Park (N = 250) were aware that wild animals are generally disturbed by recreational use of the visitors; however, only 15 percent of the respondents believed that they had disturbed wildlife through their own activities on the day of the survey. The activities "walking dogs without a leash", "walking off the paths" and "forest work" were rated as having the greatest disturbing effects. Age and professional activity of the respondents were factors that had a significant impact on the awareness of the disturbance. The state of health as well as the stress level of the visitors surveyed had improved significantly through the visit to the Gesaeuse National Park. The visitors to the national park also had a relaxing visit. Awareness raising and communication are measures to minimize the impact of recreational activities, to increase the understanding of the national park visitors for these measures and to improve their behavior.

Beurteilende(r): Arnberger Arne

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