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Application of carrying capacity management in Vietnamese national parks

Application of carrying capacity management in Vietnamese national parks

Ly, Tuan Phong and Nguyen, Thi Hong Hai ORCID: 0000-0003-1826-4904 (2017) Application of carrying capacity management in Vietnamese national parks. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 22 (10). pp. 1005-1020. ISSN 1094-1665 (Print), 1741-6507 (Online) (doi:

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Implementing carrying capacity is a prerequisite for national parks (NPs) striving to meet the three mandates of park management, namely, recreational use, conservation, and economic value. This study attempts to investigate the application of carrying capacity management in Vietnam’s park system and to assess its application for further development of the concept. Findings show that there are three different approaches to the implementation of carrying capacity in Vietnamese parks, including (1) a laissez-faire approach, (2) a relaxed approach, and (3) a strict approach. It is suggested that economic consideration is one of the major constraints to the implementation in developing countries such as Vietnam. This study not only contributes to the literature on capacity management in NPs, especially in the context of developing countries, but its findings are also valuable for park authorities to achieve the triple mandates of park management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carrying capacity, intervention point, national park, park management model, visitor management, Vietnam
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 23:08

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