Mountain biking on Aruba’s wild coast: An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Aruba MTB trails project proposal

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Abstract

This Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) describes the impacts of a proposed 54 km MTB-network on the northwest-coast of Aruba, the cumulative impacts of other visitor-groups as well as setting out some fifteen measures to mitigate the impacts concerned. The proposed MTB-network is, in theory, an improvement for the ecological environment if compared to the present MTB-network, though additional measures are needed before speaking about a ‘sustainable’ MTB-network. Sustainable development can only be achieved with a nature and visitor management plan (including MTB) for the project area as a whole, that matches the ambitions set out in Aruba’s Spatial Development Plan 2019.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Environmental Research
Number of pages47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen Environmental Research
No.3025
ISSN (Print)1566-7197

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