In rural areas, the physical landscape is affected by human activity. This creates conflicts between land users in the area. There are a range of strategies used to try to overcome these conflicts.
Why might tourists be in conflict with farmers?
Tourists leave gates open so animals can escape
Farm animals ruin the peace and quiet of the area
Tourists driving slowly would increase journey times for the farmer
What is a honeypot site?
An area where local shops sells handmade goods from the area
An area which has a wide variety of wildlife
An area of outstanding beauty which attracts people to visit
In what ways can dropping litter affect wildlife in an area?
Animals and birds could eat the litter potentially choking and dying
Litter would look unsightly in the area
Animals and birds might eat food items that aren’t part of their natural diet
Which two factors contribute to footpath erosion?
Hill walkers and farm animals using the same paths
Overuse by hill walkers and periods of heavy rain increases erosion
Cars parking on side of roads and lack of education signs about footpath erosion
How can removing litter bins from remote areas be an effective solution?
They can be replaced with signs encouraging people to take the litter home
Tourists would be banned from eating in these areas due to by-laws
National Park Rangers would issue fines if tourists don’t take litter home
Why would National Park Rangers offer free talks or guides to tourists?
To promote the area so more tourists will visit in the future
To promote local business and honeypots sites in the area
To educate them about how to act responsibly in the Park
How can the Military be in conflict with other land users?
They could ruin the peace and quiet of the area and restrict access to some paths or routes
Military training could lead to ghost towns in local villages
Military drills could harm wildlife in the area
What is quarrying?
A method used to transport logs for commercial forestry
Extracting stone or rock from the ground by blasting it free
Using local resources to build new developments in the area