Antropopresja turystyki wysokogórskiej na przykładzie Kilimandżaro

Michał Apollo


This article outlines the negative impact on the environment of the Kilimanjaro Mountain which is a result of commercial approach to mountaineering and change of the climber’s profile. Kilimanjaro, which was called “trampled mountain” in the years 1977–2007, has been visited by 627,974 tourists. The National Park of Kilimanjaro pocketed 25.7 millions USD from admission fees in 2006 only. Officials of the Park are more interested in the commercial aspect than the environmental one. A significant increase in the admission charges is linked with increasing the estimates of number of tourists that the Mountain can bear, which is supported by scientific research. The article presents numbers of tourists in the years1977–2007 shown graphically and compared with data for other mountains from the Seven Summits list.

Słowa kluczowe

degradacja; środowisko; wysokie góry; Korona Ziemi; turystyka


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