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Report800 Words / ~2 pages Capitalism, Sustainabilit­y and Tourism To describe the concepts of capitalism, sustainabilit­y and the interconnecti­ons between them many questions to answer arise. First of all it is important what capitalism is and how it works. How does the concept of capitalism work and what are the important elements? What is sustainable development and how can it be described or further are there any concrete definitions of sustainabilit­y? Does the concept of capitalsim facilitate sustainable development and are there any connections between capitalism, sustainable development and tourism? I will frist introduce captialism and sustainable development and try to answer the other questions based on this introductions­. Capitalism is the basic concept of the western economic system and surley also affects our cultural life, our…[show more]
Homework770 Words / ~2 pages Ecotourism and sustainabilit­y The discussion about ecotourism is related to the discussion about sustainabilit­y. Cater 2001 asserts that ecotourism is a ‚form of sustainable tourism‛­; (Cater 2001, p. 4165). Ecotourism as defined by the IUCN Ecotourism Programme is ‚enviro­nment­ally responsible travel and visitation to relatively undisturbed areas in order to enjoy and appreciate nature‛ (Ceballos-Las­curái­n 1996, p.20). Conservation, low visitor impact and the involvement of the local population are the main issues that should be considered. One of the most common definitions for ecotourism is the one by the Ecotourism Society (TIES 1990). It says that ecotourism is ‚respon­sible­ travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of…[show more]
Homework789 Words / ~2 pages Carrying capacity and management strategies The concept of carrying capacity is related to the early days of environmental thinking. Manning (2007, p. 31) says that carrying capacity is ‛the point at which impacts of visitor use violate standards for relevant indicators­217;.­ It is important how the behaviour of visitors influences the environment. Another definition is provided by Thomas et al. (2009). They are talking about an ‛unacce­ptabl­e level of social disadvantages­̵­7; for the local population (Thomas et al. 2009, p. 15). Based on Butler´s Resort Cycle Model, they assume that overuse leads to damage of a resource. Overuse in this context means too many people at a site (locals and visitors). Due to a polluted or crowded environment the next step would be a decline or stagnation of…[show more]
Report810 Words / ~ pages Sustainable tourism and its future Tourism is one of the most prosperous economic sectors in the world. The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO 2010) predicts a 4.1 % growth rate for tourism until 2020. Climate change and poverty are major issues to deal with and tourism can be a key component. According to the UNWTO major targets of tourism development are to ensure ‛social progress, job creation and poverty alleviation&#­8217;­ (UNWTO 2010). Sustainable tourism is a holistic approach that holds the possibility to achieve these targets. Sustainable tourism can lead to conservation of the natural environment by implementatio­n of a holistic approach. According to Neto (2003, p. 218) sustainable tourism should ‛minimi­ze environmental impacts and maximize socio-economi­c benefits for destinations&­#8217­.…[show more]
Final thesis2.623 Words / ~12 pages Building a trail at Cashions Creek in Florentine Valley 1. Introduction This consultancy report focuses on main issues concerning the building of a nature trail at Cashions Creek in the Florentine Valley. The location is situated in a sensitive karst area and shelters plenty of karst landforms such as dolines, a few cave entraces, a dry bed, a blind valley and a collapsed cave. The main aim is to build a nature trail to display the karst landforms to the public but without doing any damage to the site. Soils play an important role in karst environments to stabilize the area. Due to the underground drainage system in karst areas, water pollution is an issue as well. If a sensitive karst area is treated wrong this can lead to hazards for people who visit the area and further to the deletion of the rich heritage. This report provides a detailed…[show more]
Report2.614 Words / ~9 pages The concept of sustainabilit­y and its meaning for the development of social, ecological and economical systems This essay highlights the concepts of sustainabilit­y, community, governance, citizenship and scale. To achieve sustainable development a holistic approach including all these areas is important. Interconnecti­ons between them are necessary and all these concepts can only work in relation to each other. In 1972, during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Stockholm, it was first recognised that the conservation of the natural resources is important and that this will be a huge challenge. Many conventions have been made in the meantime and one of the most important one is the Brundtland Report. Other important events were the Eart Summit in Rio in 1992, where important declarations…[show more]
Final thesis2.041 Words / ~5 pages Barriers to achieving energy efficiency The purpose of this statement is to identify the importance of energy efficient homes with regard to a sustainable future. In order to address current main challenges such as climate change, energy efficiency is a very important issue. There are several barriers towards sustainable housing such as social values, socio-economi­c factors, physical constraints, deficits in capacity and deficits in governance. The main recommendatio­ns to improve the situation are to ensure access to information for customers and builders and to develop better policy guidelines, standards and good practice examples. Furthermore it is crucial to ensure that subsidies are accessible for all costumers. Energy efficiency must be a priority for public housing and an energy efficiency certificate should…[show more]
Excursion report3.787 Words / ~14 pages Executive Summary This report is addressed to the managers of Zoodoo and Bonorong Wildlife Park. Indicators were developed in order to measure the current sustainabilit­y for the businesses. In the first part of the report these indicators are used to determine the status quo. Current gaps and possible solutions towards a more sustainable development are worked out in the second part. The overall finding of this report was that both businesses at least partly contribute to sustainable development. Differences between the businesses exist with regard to the sustainabilit­y of the three main dimensions (economy, ecology and environment). This report provides an analysis of the current situation and recommendatio­ns for both wildlife parks to improve their sustainabilit­y. Table of Content 1. Introduction. 2 2. Discussion.…[show more]
Report529 Words / ~ pages Landform Morphology at Mt Wellington Mt Wellington is part of the central-easte­rn high plateaus. These plateaus are characterised by a cap of dolerite. Under this cap of dolerite ‚Triass­ic sandstones and Permian mudstonesR­19; can be found (Colhoun 2002, p. 55). As many other landforms in Tasmania, Mt Wellington was highly affected by cold climate processes in the Quaternary. There is evidence of periglacial activity on Mt Wellington during the last glacial maximum (22 ka before present) (MacIntosh et al. 2008, p. 12). Chemical weathering of the dolerite is important as well (Colhoun 2002). According to Burrett and Martin (1989), very extensive slope deposits like block streams occur on the top of Mt Wellington. Block streams develop over a long period and due to different processes. Frost cracking is one of these…[show more]
Report782 Words / ~ pages Geoheritage – Sandstone landforms at Sphinx Rock Sphinx Rock at Mt. Wellington in Hobart provides a fascinating diversity of typical weathering forms in sandstone. According to Spry (1983) an important part of most sandstone is quartz. The material between the different sandstone layers can vary. If the cohesion between the rock-layers decreases, weathering forms like crumbling, exfoliation, cracking, splitting or honeycomb weathering can occur (Spry 1983). The weathering process of sandstone is complex. The granular framework and the chemical constitution are very important issues. Usually the first step is the building of joints, small zones of weakness, in the rock. Solution or changes in the mineral structure lead to further damage to the rock (Young and Young, 1992) The overhang of the cliff is formed by…[show more]
Report1.471 Words / ~ pages Tourism Geography Tourism has been linked as a vital part of the economic wellbeing for many countries including that of Australia. Tourism is effective in bringing money into local economies providing employment, increased spending, economic diversificati­on, improvements in infrastructur­e and transport. As the Tasmania Liberals (2010) clearly state “In Tasmania tourism is one of the most important industries and is one of the most tourism intensive states in Australia. Tasmania has a greater share of gross state product and employment than any other state, it is estimated that annual visitor expenditure generates some $2.3 billion, creates some 2500 businesses and about 25,000 jobs in Tasmania”. This makes tourism one of the most indispensable industries in Tasmania, because of its high value and economic…[show more]
Summary549 Words / ~ pages In what ways might you experience diversity in a classroom? What strategies might you use to help provide equal learning outcomes for all? Diversity can exist in various levels within a classroom, creating the need for teachers to plan for and implement strategies that will provide and equal platform for all students to achieve learning outcomes. In a modern classroom, a teacher can expect to encounter students from various races and cultures, students with different learning abilities and styles, and other learning related variances which may impact the way in which they learn. To provide equal learning outcomes for all students, educators need to differentiate content, process and product and apply these to the student’­;s readiness, interest and learning profile. Students can benefit from differentiate­d instruction,…[show more]
Notes8.041 Words / ~25 pages Chemistry: Production of Materials 1. Fossil fuels provide both energy and raw materials such as ethylene, for the production of other substances. 1.1 – Construct word and balanced formulae equations of all chemical reactions as they are encountered in this module: BASIC reactions to remember: Acid reactions: acid + base salt + water acid + metalsalt + hydrogen gas acid + carbonatecarb­on dioxide gas + salt + water Complete combustion: hydrocarbon + oxygenwater + carbon dioxide Displacement reactions: Y + X (anion)X + Y (anion); where Y > X on activity series. Alkene/alkane reactions: Cracking of pentane: pentaneethyle­ne + propane C5H12 (g) C2H4 (g) + C3H8 (g) Hydrogenation of ethylene: ethylene + hydrogenethan­e C2H4 (g) + H2 (g)C2H6 (g) Hydration of ethylene: ethylene + waterethanol C2H4 (g) + H2O (l)C2H5OH (l) Halogenation…[show more]

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