126.96.36.199 Relevance of Ecotourism with Forests and Other Resources
The Most Negative Impact of Ecotourism Activities on the Habitat
As a result of the survey, the following were indicated as the reason by the villagers: destruction of the forest and land use problems (8.2 %), destruction of farmland and forbiddance of hunting (3.3 %), pollution of streams (41 %), damage to the soil and the flora (11.5 %), and waste materials problem (23 %).
As a result of the chi-square compliance test, conducted to see whether the frequencies of the classes created as regards the results of the classification of the
Table 15.7 Chi-square results of the distribution of negative impacts of ecotourism activities on the habitat
Source: Aydin (2010)
aO cells, (,0%) have expected frequencies less than 5. The minimum expected cell frequency is 12,2.
most important negative impact of ecotourism activities on the environment, it can be seen from Table 15.7 that the H0 hypothesis is rejected with 95 % statistical reliability and that there is significant difference between the answers (chi-square calculation = 24,984, p < 0.05).