Volume 25, Issue 4-7, December 2021
PERCEPTION AND SATISFACTION OF RESIDENTS WITH THE IMPACT OF THE PROTECTED AREA ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – THE CASE OF DELIBLATSKA PEŠČARA SPECIAL NATURE RESERVE, SERBIA
Authors: Igor Trišić, Snežana Štetić, Marija Maksin, Ivana Blešić
Abstract: In the Deliblatska Peščara Special Nature Reserve (SNR) there are a large number of natural and so-cial factors that affect the development of tourism. Such are: rare and endangered endemic flora and fauna that are important in the procedures of species protection, ecosystem, wetlands, socio-cultur-al heritage, the possibility of developing specific forms of tourism and other factors. The SNR has a re-lief that is present only in this protected area – dunes. This type of sand has influenced the specific flora and fauna that cannot be found in other areas. There are 18 settlements in the reserve that have signif-icant cultural, monumental and archaeological heritage. The research aims to determine the satisfac-tion of residents with the function of the SNR in sustainable tourism development using a quantitative methodology and SPSS software. The responses from 510 residents indicate their satisfaction with the development of sustainable tourism in the SNR through ecological, economic and institutional sustain-ability of this tourism destination.
Keywords: sustainable tourism; Deliblatska Peščara Special Nature Reserve; residents’ satisfaction; protected area
Received: July 19, 2021 | Revised: October 20, 2021 | Accepted: October 21, 2021