Lake Malawi National Park

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THE ROLE OF LAKE MALAWI NATIONAL PARK FOR ECOLOGY, HEALTH AND TOURISM.

Author: Mentor:

Tsalayekha Kazembe -Mapapa Mrs. Astrid Rössler

Submitted on: 19.04.2011 Klessheim: April 2011

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................................................... II PREFACE .................................................................................................................................................... IV 1. LITERATURE REVIEW .......................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ............................................................................................................................. 1 LAKE SIDE TOURISM AND HEALTH................................................................................................................. 3 ECOLOGY AND TOURISM ............................................................................................................................ 4 Fishing interest .......................................................................................................................... 5 Tourists ...................................................................................................................................... 5 Environment .............................................................................................................................. 5

1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 1.4 2.

TOURISM’S IMPACTS IN NATURAL AREAS ...................................................................................................... 7

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY AREA .................................................................................................. 9 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 LAKE MALAWI NATIONAL PARK ................................................................................................................... 9 THE PREVAILING FACTS AT LAKE MALAWI NATIONAL PARK............................................................................... 13 NATIONAL PARK MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................................... 14 EDUCATION AND AWARENESS ................................................................................................................... 15 MALAWI TOURISM AND ECONOMY ............................................................................................................ 15

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IMPACTS ON LAKE MALAWI NATIONAL PARK; ECOLOGY, HEALTH AND TOURISM........................... 17 3.1 IMPACTS ON ECOLOGY ............................................................................................................................. 17 Over fishing .............................................................................................................................. 17 Impact on lakeshore culture .................................................................................................... 17 Agriculture and Deforestation ................................................................................................. 18

3.1.1 3.1.2 3.1.3 3.2

IMPACTS ON HEALTH ............................................................................................................................... 18 Waste disposal ......................................................................................................................... 18 Waste water ............................................................................................................................ 19

3.2.1 3.2.2 3.3 4.

ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF TOURISM FOR THE SURROUNDING..................................................................... 19

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