Updated every year since 1978 by a dedicated UNESCO committee, the World Heritage List designates a set of natural and cultural sites of exceptional interest to humanity.
The UNESCO committee designates monuments for extraordinary historical and heritage richness, while the natural parks are often classified based on their landscapes and exceptional fauna and flora.
In this context, the objectives for collecting, monitoring and analysing visitor numbers may vary. Counting visitors can track traffic trends and analyse the before and after impact of UNESCO classification, but also anticipate peak visitation and better preserve the site by limiting human impacts.
Here are 9 examples of World Heritage sites that count visitors.
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Our new counter Mobile MULTI is now available! It is the ideal solution to count pedestrians and cyclists for temporary or mobile counting.
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The Eco-Counter Montreal office is currently looking for Client Consultant to work on projects with our clients in the USA and Canada.
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Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2nd Eco-Counter International Awards! Winners of each category were announced during Velo-City 2017. Read on to discover the projects chosen by our jury of international experts!
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Because there was no better place to do it than Velo-City, the fantastic congress gathering bicycle experts from all over the world, we chose to unveil our 2016 Worldwide Cycling Index during this event! Read on to discover the full results.
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Following Communication, Monitoring and Pioneer Award, read about the nominees for the last category of the Eco-Counter International Awards: the Outstanding Contribution Award!
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The Eco-Counter International Awards are now launched! We decided to reward great and exciting projects in 4 categories. After the Communication Award, read about the nominees for the Monitoring Award!
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The Eco-Counter International Awards ceremony is just around the corner! Before the official ceremony which will reward the best counting projects on June, 15 at Velo-City 2017, read about the nominees in the category “Communication“.
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Many park and recreation professionals face the challenge of selecting between a large number of data sources. A 2016 NRPA research survey found that 27 percent of parks and recreation professionals find the amount of data available overwhelming.
When it comes to adding a counting program to the many sources of data available to understand visitors and trail users, focusing on the main desired outcomes is a good place to start. A study on monitoring trail use identified deciding on both who will be using the data and for what purpose as the first step for beginning to collect count data.
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