Coastal vegetation: Patterns in a tourist region

Show simple item record Jagtap, T.G. Desai, K. Rodrigues, R. 2008-07-18T05:07:22Z 2008-07-18T05:07:22Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development, eds. Noronha, L.; Lourenco, N.; Lobo-Ferreira, J.P.; Lleopart, A.; Feoli, E.; Sawkar, K.; Chachadi, A. 131-150p.
dc.description.abstract None of the coastal areas under study possess the rich sand dune flora characteristic of an undisturbed beach. The status of dune vegetation in tourism villages has been deteriorating as compared to that in the developing or non-tourist villages. Interactions with elders from the coastal area also reveal that a number of fruit-bearing trees, which were present 20 years ago, have now disappeared. Some isolated specimens are spotted in private compounds. Whereas tourists are attracted to Goa, India mainly due to its natural beauty, efforts to homogenize and produce 'similarity' in tourism destinations destroy the diversity of natural vegetation, with adverse long-term consequences for the industry and the region
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Tata Energy Research Institute, India
dc.rights Copyright [2003]. It is tried to respect the rights of the copyright holders to the best of the knowledge. If it is brought to our notice that the rights are violated then the item would be withdrawn.
dc.subject mangroves
dc.subject mangrove swamps
dc.subject dunes
dc.subject vegetation cover
dc.subject recreation
dc.subject tourism
dc.subject coastal zone management
dc.subject resource management
dc.title Coastal vegetation: Patterns in a tourist region
dc.type Book Chapter

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