[Prepared by Esther Speck, REM Graduate Student]
- The Swiss Alpine InfoSystem www.alpine.unibe.ch/
contains information from approximately 306 actual Swiss research
projects in the field of Alpine Research. This site offers an
overview of researchers an ongoing projects, national and international
projects and other organizations and commissions.
- The Mountain Institute http://www.mountain.org/text/index.html
focuses its research programs primarily on the Himalayas, the
Andes, and the Appalachians. From the projects section, information
from three areas of research that the institute is dedicated to:
natural resource, cultural and educational conservation can be
- Sustainable Tourism in the Himalayas:
a) Programs in the Qomolangma Nature Preserve (Tibet) http://www.mountain.org/Qomolangmanecon.html
b) Langtang Conservation and Enterprise Project (Nepal) http://www.mountain.org/Langtang.html.
c) Ecotourism Development in Khangchendzonga National Park (India)
- The Institute For Tourism and Leisure Studies, Vienna,
is in German and offers a searchable database of abstracts on
studies on tourism development in the European Alps, with special
focus on Austria and numerous references to sustainable tourism.
- This site the Survey of Ecotourism Potential in Pakistan's
Biodiversity Project Area (Chitral and Northern Areas) http://www.monitor.net/~jmko/karakoram/biodiv.htm
offers a comprehensive report for the World Conservation Union