An Analysis of Tourist Participation Restoration-Ecotourism through Systems Thinking

S. R. Kim, S. D. Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


The purpose of this paper is to suggest a new form of Ecotourism, Tourist Participation Restoration-Ecotourism, based on the system thinking perspective using causal loop analysis. Analysis target area is Dadaepo which is not only ecologically important place but also famous tourist site. Three causal loop diagrams are developed, and a mutuality among variables are found. From these, variables that management harmful effects are elicited. The results are as follows. Release some marine seedlings with tourists and reduce the damaging of environment. The obstacle of ecological tours is the disruption of ecosystem. Give an education to the tourists about the environment in advance and limit the number of seedling that is released through the quiz, thereby preventing secondary damage to the ecosystem. Managing the decline of biodiversity is a establishment of standards. If the diversity falls below the standard, prevent the release of seedlings for maintain the biodiversity. This can be care for ecosystem of tourist site and satisfy the needs of tourists. The conclusion provides some research implications and future research direction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012015
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 4 Jun 2018
Event9th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development, ICESD 2018 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Feb 20189 Feb 2018


Dive into the research topics of 'An Analysis of Tourist Participation Restoration-Ecotourism through Systems Thinking'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this