Attitudes of local people to nature protection in the Belianske Tatras region, Slovakia
Nature protection and socio-economic activities of human society very often collide. Executive bodies of the State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic supervise and pass decisions on activities in protected areas according to the valid legislation. Operation of the nature conservation and developing projects influence people and their activities living in the given region as well as tourists. This article presents the views of the public on nature protection, tourism and proposed activities (revitalisation and construction of tourist paths and cycle-ways) mainly in the Belianske Tatry region and partly in Spišská Magura Mts. The survey was conducted in 2009.
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