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Why Koreans Agree to Strict Preservation Policies for Wetlands? : An Internet Survey on Differences in the Perception of Ramsar Sites in Korea and Japan
creator
Kim, Doo-Chul
Ito, Tatsuya
Hirai, Yukihiro
Kagawa, Yuichi
Funck, Calolin
subject
ラムサール条約
湿地
イメージ
ウェブアンケート調査
大韓民国
Ramsar Convention
wetland
perception
Internet survey
Republic of Korea
NDC
General geography. Description and travel
abstract
This paper aims to explore through an Internet-based questionnaire survey why Koreans agree to the strict preservation policies for wetlands. Compared with our previous survey in Japan (Asano et al., 2013a), it is pointed out that the level of awareness of the Ramsar sites among Koreans is not so different from Japan, i.e. generally low. In Korea, however, there are some cases that have succeeded in mobilizing the wetland as tourism resources after the Ramsar site designation, such as Suncheon Bay and Upo Wetland. In general, Koreans show a stronger intention to visit Ramsar sites than Japanese. Moreover, they have more diverse interests in activities at Ramsar sites than the Japanese. Koreans tend to prefer outdoor activities at Ramsar sites. Successful experiences in using the Ramsar designation for tourism promotion as well as popular interest in visiting the Ramsar sites might be some of the reasons that make local governments in Korea consider the Ramsar convention as a tool for regional development, especially tourism development. These factors might also help local governments to facilitate strict regulations for the conservation of wetlands. As a result, the Ramsar Convention is perceived as a system for tourism development, a policy for improvement of local livelihood, and even a symbol or pride for locals. On the other hand, in the survey, those respondents who are interested in visiting Ramsar sites perceive them as a system for natural conservation. But they also regard Ramsar sites as a symbol and/or pride of each region. All these factors help the Ramsar Convention to be perceived positively, resulting in reduced potential for conflicts among locals.
journal title
Geographical sciences
volume
Volume 70
issue
Issue 2
start page
60
end page
76
date of issued
2015-07-28
publisher
地理科学学会
issn
0286-4886
2432-096X
ncid
publisher doi
language
jpn
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
text version
none
rights
Copyright (c) 2015 地理科学学会
department
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
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