Visitors to protected areas index

Visitors to protected areas index

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.

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.



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