Geographia Polonica (1986) vol. 52

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Protection of the human environment and tourism: Possibilities of co-operation of two spheres of human activity

Michał Stalski

Geographia Polonica (1986) vol. 52, pp. 295-306

Abstract

The topic of the present article, as presented in the title, requires the clarificationof two issues. The first issue, and perhaps the more important of the two,concerns the different status of human environment protection and tourism,1 respectively,in the national economy and socio-economic planning. While tourism, in a number ofcountries, is an established branch of the national economy and is thus subjectto socio-economic planning, environmental protection is restricted to the activities ofscientists, nature conservationists, people involved in maintaining historic buildingsand monuments, etc.; in other words, it does not have the character of economicactivity.

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Michał Stalski, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization. Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland