Modeling Ecotourism Potentials of Karst Springs in GIS Environment: A Case Study of Rijab Mirage in Kermanshah Province, Iran
Earth Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages: 39-49
Received: Dec. 30, 2014; Accepted: Jan. 13, 2015; Published: Jan. 28, 2015
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Authors
Behrouz Nasiri, Department of Geographical science, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran
Mostafa Karampoor, Department of Geographical science, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran
Parsa Gholami, Department of Geographical science, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran
Shoaib Abkharabat, Department of Geographical science, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran
Siamak Ahmadi, Department of Geographical science, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran
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Abstract
Mirages of Kermanshah province of Iran including Rijab mirage, with unique features such specific animal and plant species, very suitable climate , roaring waterfalls and etc. currently, as a ecotourism region is used by so Many people And has the capacity to become an ecotourism zone in the province and the country. In this research for feasibility of ecotourism development in mentioned area, first in the identification process, ecologically sustainable sources including vegetation cover, soil, geology and geomorphology has been identified And then in summarization and analysis step data obtained from the previous step, were processed and classified to enter in GIS environment; land surveying was conducted and then it combined with soil map and vegetation cover maps, ecological unit map, which is the base of ecological assessment, is obtained. Unsustainable resources such as water, climate and etc. were also considered.
Keywords
Sustainable Ecologic, Unsustainable Ecologic, Centralized Ecotourism, Extensive Ecotourism, Mirage
To cite this article
Behrouz Nasiri, Mostafa Karampoor, Parsa Gholami, Shoaib Abkharabat, Siamak Ahmadi, Modeling Ecotourism Potentials of Karst Springs in GIS Environment: A Case Study of Rijab Mirage in Kermanshah Province, Iran, Earth Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 39-49. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.20150401.14
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