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Möjligheter för naturturism i Borgsjö
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Increased interest in nature tourism may be what saves small and dying villages, like Borgsjö in the county of Västerbotten in northern Sweden, from disappearing. The nearly untouched nature in these areas is in many cases an unused resource, since true wildlife experiences are sought by many travelers. The purpose with this report is to investigate if Borgsjö has the potential and abilities to become a destination for nature tourists, and how this should be done to avoid negative effects on nature, wildlife and culture. To find the answers of these questions I have sought information in reports relevant for the subject and organizations that handles hunting, wildlife- and nature care. I have also interviewed local villagers for their opinion and knowledge. A lot of the information about the nature and wildlife comes from my own experience and knowledge, since I have spent a lot of time in the area during several years.

Several studies in the area regarding the status of wildlife populations, the production of fish in the waters and the recreational bearing capacity of the land have to be made before any organized tourism can take place. Borgsjö has a big potential for nature tourism, and the villagers agree. Most of the villagers are rather old and the project requires an entrepreneur experienced in nature tourism, a new way of thinking and possibilities to invest.

Nature tourism, Borgsjö, ecotourism 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 23 p.
Keyword [sv]
naturturism Borgsjö ecoturism nature tourism
National Category
Other Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-71659OAI: diva2:625277
Educational program
University Programme in Nature Guiding
Available from: 2014-02-17 Created: 2013-06-04 Last updated: 2014-02-17Bibliographically approved

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