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Project: Assessing environmental impacts of mountain tourism in Northwest Yunnan, China

01-OCT-11 – 30-SEP-12

Tourism in Northwest Yunnan is causing a growing environmental concern due to its fragile mountain ecosystem. This research examines environmental impacts of tourism development. Combined with field surveys, controlled experiments and spatial analysis, the cause-effect relationships between tourism and local environment are identified. The results can contribute to rational tourism development and effective nature conservation policies.