chapter  18
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Sport tourism and natural resource impacts

WithMark Orams

Earlier chapters in this volume have discussed in depth the issues surrounding the variety of definitions that have been given for sport tourism (see Chapter 1). There is little point in repeating that discussion here. However, it is important to recognize that sport tourism occurs in a variety of settings and modes, each of which has implications for considering impacts on natural ecosystems. Figure 18.1 represents a simplified model of issues related to environmental impacts in the sport tourism realm.