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. 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.
Technical Reference/Fact Sheet