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Fågelturism: En möjlighet att utveckla fågelskådningsturism i Sveriges nordligaste nationalpark- Vadvetjåkka
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Bird tourism : An opportunity to develop birding tourism in Sweden's northernmost national park- Vadvetjåkka (English)
Abstract [en]


The goal with this study was to investigate the possibility for bird watching tourism in the northernmost national park in Sweden, Vadvetjåkka and to enhance the knowledge of bird species that occur in the area.  To find out which and how many species of birds that nest in Vadvetjåkka a field study in form of bird inventories and spontaneous bird watching was done in the period 1-12 / 7 2014. Line tax was chosen as a method of bird inventory. Together 43 species of birds and 248 individuals of birds were observed. The three most common bird species along the line transects were: brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) and meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis). During the spontaneous bird observations 20 bird species and 65 individuals were found and the three most common species there was: redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus), chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and hawk owl (Surnia ulula).

International studies on bird tourism indicate that bird watching is a very popular nature activity. In Sweden there is no research on bird tourism, but there is a variety of nature companies that engaged in birdwatching tourism in combination with other nature activities. There are attractive and rare species found in Vadvetjåkka national park, so the potential is there to attract birdwatchers. To promote nature tourism in Vadvetjåkka national park the Swedish government has decided to make it easier for nature companies to engage in commercial activities in Vadvetjåkka. If eco-tourism companies and nature conservation authorities work together to minimize the potential negative influence of tourism on birds and nature bird tourism can contribute to a positive development in the area. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
birds, inventory, Vadvetjåkka national park, bird tourism, environmental protection agency.
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101064OAI: diva2:796365
Educational program
University Programme in Nature Guiding
2015-01-19, Lapplands lärcentra, Kunskapsparken, Bergmästaregatan 8, Kiruna, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-04-13 Created: 2015-03-18 Last updated: 2015-04-13Bibliographically approved

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