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Title: Coastal scenic assessment : unlocking the potential for coastal tourism in rural Pakistan via Mediterranean developed techniques
Authors: Ullah, Zia
Johnson, David
Micallef, Anton
Williams, Allan T.
Keywords: Climatic changes -- Pakistan
Tourism -- Pakistan
Tourism -- Mediterranean Region
Coastal zone management
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Citation: Ullah, Z., Johnson, D., Micallef, A., & Williams, A. T. (2010). Coastal scenic assessment: unlocking the potential for coastal tourism in rural Pakistan via Mediterranean developed techniques. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 14(4), 285-293.
Abstract: Originally developed within the Mediterranean, a tested coastal management and planning tool was applied outside the region to evaluate its international scope, with particular reference to a less developed country. Seven coastal sites in Pakistan were investigated for their scenic values through a 26 item checklist grouped as physical and human parameters analysed though weighted parameters and fuzzy logic matrices. With respect to a five-class evaluation system, results indicated: Jiwani, Miani Hor and Pasni-Astola Island as extremely attractive natural sites with very high landscape value (classified as Class 1 sites); Mubarak village as an attractive natural site with high landscape value (classified as a Class 2 site); Kaka pir village, Harjana village and Keti Bandar as having little outstanding landscape features or with urban environment and classified as Class 3 sites. Rural and/or urban environmental influences were observed to be critical factors which influenced major human parameters that ultimately affect sites’ scenic classification. However, notwithstanding natural attraction, unless political and social development barriers are tackled in conjunction with recognising areas that possess inherent tourism potential, economic potential is unlikely to be realised.
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