Event Title

Geotourism and Local Development in NP Slovak Karst: Behaviour Survey of Local People, Tourists and Experts

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Poster/Flash-talk Session

Start Date

19-8-2020 9:20 AM

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Geotourism and Local Development in NP Slovak Karst: Behaviour Survey of Local People, Tourists and Experts

Alena Gessert¹, Janetta Nestorová-Dick², Lenka Bryndzov², Tamás Telbisz¹

¹Department of Physical Geography, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary ²Institute of Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, P.J. Šafárik University, Jesenná 5, Košice 040 01 Slovakia,

Abstract

This contribution provides an insight into the relation- ship between man and the environment in the Slovak Karst National Park (the most developed karst area of Slovakia). At present, research into the interconnection of these two components is playing an increasingly im- portant role. The local population plays one of the most important roles in relation to the karst landscape. We also analyze the issue from the perspective of three other research groups. Each of these groups shows a special interaction with the studied area. The result is a summary of all the attitudes by which we evaluated the common and different views on various aspects of the national park. Common views include a positive atti- tude of all components to the development, greater promotion of the national park and the preservation of the karst landscape. The values, the role of the national park and the attitude to the protection of the area showed some differences. Based on this information, we can also determine the changing role of man in the protected area from the past to the present. Karst areas are characterized by many specifics, which distinguish them from other protected areas. In addition to the fact that man affects the environment, the environment itself has an effect on humans. Such effects can have various advantages or disadvantages that one needs to deal with. This research is supported by NKFI, Hungary.

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Geotourism and Local Development in NP Slovak Karst: Behaviour Survey of Local People, Tourists and Experts

Geotourism and Local Development in NP Slovak Karst: Behaviour Survey of Local People, Tourists and Experts

Alena Gessert¹, Janetta Nestorová-Dick², Lenka Bryndzov², Tamás Telbisz¹

¹Department of Physical Geography, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary ²Institute of Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, P.J. Šafárik University, Jesenná 5, Košice 040 01 Slovakia,

Abstract

This contribution provides an insight into the relation- ship between man and the environment in the Slovak Karst National Park (the most developed karst area of Slovakia). At present, research into the interconnection of these two components is playing an increasingly im- portant role. The local population plays one of the most important roles in relation to the karst landscape. We also analyze the issue from the perspective of three other research groups. Each of these groups shows a special interaction with the studied area. The result is a summary of all the attitudes by which we evaluated the common and different views on various aspects of the national park. Common views include a positive atti- tude of all components to the development, greater promotion of the national park and the preservation of the karst landscape. The values, the role of the national park and the attitude to the protection of the area showed some differences. Based on this information, we can also determine the changing role of man in the protected area from the past to the present. Karst areas are characterized by many specifics, which distinguish them from other protected areas. In addition to the fact that man affects the environment, the environment itself has an effect on humans. Such effects can have various advantages or disadvantages that one needs to deal with. This research is supported by NKFI, Hungary.