Natural heritage assets refer to the great biodiversity of ecosystems and species on our planet. As well as having its own intrinsic value, natural assets are of immense importance for tourism, which can both support and threaten their continuation and development. Many forms of tourism heavily depend on intact nature able to supply of ecosystem resources, e.g. holding a great value for leisure and recreation providing the base and backdrop for many tourism activities. A sustainable approach to tourism must accept the responsibility to conserve and enhance all forms of natural heritage. This requires a firm commitment to effective planning and management, especially in protected areas, including responsible interpretation of heritage and visitor management, supported by all tourism stakeholders.

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