Conference to Conclude a Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, held in Bonn, West Germany, during 11–23 June 1979

Patrick Allen
1979 Environmental Conservation  
of this Conference was to bring together professionals in the field of the environment, conservation, and tourism, so as to provide a forum for: (a) Identification of the nature of tourism-environment interaction. (b) Examination of the dilemma faced by an expanding tourist industry, namely the balance of economic viability and long-term resource conservation. (c) Discussion of the means available to protect the cultural, architectural, and natural, heritage of a country or region from
more » ... le seasonal population increase. The three keynote papers were much concerned with land-use and future land-use planning. Dr Pierre Laconte (University of Louvain, Belgium) discussed the pressures of supply and demand within the context of the Conference. He was concerned about taking the action and decisions regarding tourism and the environment out of the 4-5 years' political cycles, as the problems went beyond these short-term political limits. Professor Graham Ashworth (University of Salford, England) was concerned with the new conservation ethic, and the practical outcome of such an ethic. He discussed how the pattern of life-changes was placing increasing demands on land and heritage, and how it will be necessary to devise ways of protecting the precious places. Mr Cedric Price (Architect and Planner, London, England), in his paper entitled Tourism-a Future Factor of Humane Land-use, considered tourism as a continuing appetite for determining where, what, and why, are the differences in contemporary life. Other conference papers were rather in the nature of case-studies. Thus, Dr Peter Murphy (University of Victoria, British Columbia) stated that growing pressures on the local environment, and competition from factors of production, are leading to the development of resourcemanagement interests among tourists. There were three papers concerned with the conservation of the natural environment: Nature Conservation and Tourism (by
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