To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Conservation & Biodiversity  Ecotourism

Tourism and Deserts A Practical Guide to Managing the Social and Environmental Impacts in the Desert Recreation Sector

Handbook / Manual
43 pages, colour illus
Tourism and Deserts
Click to have a closer look
  • Tourism and Deserts ISBN: 9789280727265 Paperback Dec 2006 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 3 days
Price: £9.12
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Drinking purified, as opposed to mineral water in plastic bottles, taking your old batteries back home, and using gas rather than firewood for cooking are some of the ways to lessen the environmental impact of the increasingly popular desert holiday.

These and other tips concerned with issues like desert driving, accommodation, and respect for local communities and cultures are some of the "do's and don'ts" contained in a new publication on desert tourism released today bythe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Targeted at the tourism industry, the social, economic and environmental opportunities that carefully planned tourism can bring is a theme running throughout the new UNEP Tourism publication.

According to the new UNEP guide, the growth in demand for desert travel and changing consumption patterns (reduced journey durations, shorter and more frequent holidays), means that supply has shifted towards shorter, cheaper tours further afield, to the detriment of diversity and sometimes of quality. The increased availability of charter flights has also improved access to certain desert regions that were not accessible for short tours in the past years.

It also notes that desert tourism is growing fast, but the tolerance threshold for visitor numbers in these ecosystems is not high. Success in controlling the development of this kind of tourism (transport methods, group sizes, relationship between quality and fair pricing, etc.) will determine its appeal to travellers, the guide says.

Tourism and Deserts publication was prepared in partnership with the Tour Operators Initiative for Sustainable Development and with funding from the French Ministry of Environment.

Customer Reviews

Handbook / Manual
43 pages, colour illus
Current promotions
Field Guide SaleNHBS Moth TrapNew and Forthcoming BooksBuyers Guides