Hiking guides as a bridge leading to increased tourism sustainability in protected areas

Landscape view of old-growth forests in the Foreste Casentinesi National Park. Credit: Gianluca Piovesan A multidisciplinary survey focusing on the role ecotourism has in sustainable development, led by the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy) and published in Ecology and Society, reveals the great potential that hiking guides have in conveying principles of sustainability to tourists. […]