Benefit: Employment, recreation, experience
Recreation is one of the benefits of nature tourism as it improves physical and mental health. Visits to national parks have been increasing steadily through the whole 2000s. The visits have exceeded 2 million the last three years. Also the number of national parks has increased to 38.
Recreation is also a separate ecosystem service but here it is coarsely separated from everyday recreation that mostly occurs near home. National park visits are considered here more related tourism.
- Updated (14.01.2015)