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Journal:   JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES   FALL 2012 , Volume 12 , Number 26; Page(s) 147 To 160.
 
Paper: 

IDENTIFICATION OF ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT SUITABLE ZONE IN KAZEROUN

 
 
Author(s):  SAFFARI AMIR, GHANAVATI EZATALLAH, SAMIMIPOUR KADIJEH
 
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Abstract: 

Ecotourism and Geotourism is one of the relatively new trends in the tourism attraction that introduces natural prospects to the tourists with place identity, Kazeroun city due to having natural legacies in prone areas, having interesting geomorphological phenomena, varied features of climatic, and interesting ecological prospects, historical monuments, and also varied environmental features, from the perspective of the development of ecotourism and geotourism have good potential. The purpose of this study is to identify prone areas of developed ecotourism in the city. According to some factors in locating of prone areas of developed ecotourism, different informational factors prepared, such as vegetation layer, isothermal layer, the communication paths layer, reception and residential places layer, drainage layer, springs and lakes, and after digit, be processed in the Arc GIS software, and relative importance of each of the informational layer compared to each other was done through a hierarchical analysis model (AHP). Finally, according to the weights that obtained from the model and processing them, the final map of the developed ecotourism of the city was prepared. Range of places like Shapur plain, wetlands distressed, Plains Kazeroun, the mountain plain, berm plain, and Komarj having Geomorphosite shapes, the region are Geomorphosite the zoning map of the area with high and moderate attractiveness are.Results showed that ecotourism and geotourism attractions of this area have had very good potential and must be planned for the use of these attractions.

 
Keyword(s): ECOTOURISM, GEOTOURISM, ZONING, KAZEROUN, AHP
 
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