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1

Areas covered in snow and ice are what?

Fragile Environments.

2

How do areas covered in snow and ice attract tourists?

Winter sports.
Sightseeing of glaciers.

3

Fragile environment are what?

Easily damaged.
Difficult to manage.

4

There is only a short growing season , what does this mean?

Plants don't have much time to recover if thy're damaged.

5

What does growing season mean?

When there's enough light and warmth for plants to grow.

6

What is decay like in glaciers?

Slow because its so cold.
Pollution or little remains in the environment for a long time.

7

What impacts does tourism have on the glaciers?

Economic.
Social.
Environmental.

8

New businesses are set up for tourists?
What impact is this?

Restaurants, hotels and guiding companies for sporting activities.
Economic impact.

9

The new businesses boost what?

The local economy.

10

The new businesses mean what?

Provides jobs for people in remote areas.

11

Increased number of people and businesses means what?
What impact is this?

Infrastructure becomes congested.
Locals and tourists will suffer when getting around.
Social impact.

12

The more job opportunities the more what?

Young people staying in the area instead of leaving to find work i the cities.

13

Tourists can trigger what on the slopes?

Avalanches which can cause injuries and death.

14

How is the fragile glacial environment damages?
What impact is this?

By people trampling on the snow and the soil beneath, which causes soil erosion.
Environmental impact.

15

What other glacial landform is damaged from walkers?

Moraines, they are eroded.

16

Theres an overall increase in what, which damages the enthronement?

Noise.
Pollution.
Litter from people and traffic in the area.

17

What is there to manage the different impacts?

Management strategies.

18

Tourists are kept informed on what?

Avalanche risks, so they know which areas to avoid.

19

How can people prevent the damage of avalanches?

Resorts can build structures to slow and divert snow.
Plant trees to act as barriers.

20

Resorts can set of what?

Controlled avalanches to dislodge snow before tourists arrive on the slope in the morning.

21

What strategy helps public transport systems?

Improvement on public transport systems to reduce traffic and reduce damage to the environment.

22

Certain areas can be what?

Set aside as nature reserves.
Tourist activity is limited reduced environmental impact.