The Role of Lake Malawi National Park for Ecology, Health, and Tourism

Topics: Tourism, Cichlid, Lake Malawi Pages: 25 (5936 words) Published: October 9, 2011
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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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 United Nations Educational scientific and cultural organization Title: Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi page at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/289 (accessed on 30.11,2010. Created on 23.10.2009)  World Economic Forum: Title: Managing in time of turbulence, Country/Economy profiles. Page at https://members.weforum.org/pdf/TTCR09/TTCR09_FullReport.pdf (accessed on 30.11,2010. Created on 17.09.2009)

World Wildlife Fund: Title: Cichlids East Africa, under threats from over fishing page at. http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/cichlids__east_african_:
(Accessed on 18.03,2011. Created on 13.05.2008)
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I hereby declare that the whole of this independent study is my own work, except where explicitly stated otherwise in the text or in the bibliography. This work has not been submitted in the same or substantially similar version, not even in part, to any other authority for grading and has not been published elsewhere.
Tsalayekha K. Mapapa
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