Which protected areas are visited most frequently?
Average annual number of visitors to a protected area. Data are currently available for a limited set of sitesand from different sources, published in the study: Balmford A, Green JMH, Anderson M, Beresford J, Huang C, Naidoo R, et al. (2015) Walk on the Wild Side: Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Areas. PLoS Biol 13(2): e1002074. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002074.
This indicator can be used as a proxy of economic sensitivity to tourism and travel crises and it is one of the dimensions of the vulnerability to global travel and tourism crises indicator for protected sites.