For this question you will need to use a case study of a National Park. We have used the Lake District.
Conflicts can occur:
- Most popular national park in the UK.
- Has lakes and mountains.
- Offers a large range of activities such as boating, walking, climbing and buildings of a historic interest.
These activities cause conflicts:
- Popular walking areas suffer from erosion.
- Mountain bikes and horses spoil the landscape by churning up the grass into mud.
- Speed boats give off noise pollution which annoys other boaters and tourists.
- Cars cause traffic jams at popular times and make air pollution.
- There are not enough parking spaces for cars so they have to park in the road and on grass.
- Tourists park in front of farmers' gates - blocking the farmers' entrance which annoys the local farming community.
- Conservationists are annoyed at damage to the environment - flowers picked, erosion etc.
- Habitats destroyed for land to build car parks, hotels on.