The Assessment of the Geological Heritage of Tourism Capabilities and Capacities in the Fields of Geo-tourism: A Case Study of the Geomorphosyte of the Province of Hormozgan



      Ecotourism and geotourism are responsible, scientific and protective approaches for the assessment of tourism potentials of the unique earth phenomena called geomorphosites. They aim at creating sustainable socio-economic development of local communities and protecting the geological heritage. In this field of study, several branches such as geodiversity (diversity), geoconservation (protection), and geointerpertation (commentary) have emerged the goal of which is development and sustainability in the areas of environmental, social and economic human society, especially in indigenous communities. The aim of this study was to increase our knowledge of the regional development and protection of the geological heritage of the region, espeifically in the province of Hormozgan. This research has tried to combine different models and to analyze the similarities and differences of assessment models and use them in conducting a field research in two phases in the region. The present study has also utilized design criteria and determinants-based approach (with a score of 0- 10) according to the standard of behavior geosystems subduction shores of Jask, mushroom-shaped forms of wind processes, coastal wetlands and tidal mud volcano, and capabilities sites by the comparison of the priorities to assess and compare three macro-aspects in the field, namely complementary scientific geomorphology, tourism services and infrastructure, and heritage conservation of land and threatening behavior. The resuls of the library and field reseach indicated that, from the total of 200 scores, mushroom-shaped forms and subduction shores with 108 scores, tidal mud volcano with 102 scores, and coastal wetlands with 79 scores were evaluated and assessed with respect to the 20 total criteria. The resuls showed that geosystems subduction shores and mushroom-shaped forms of wind were in the first position due to being more resistant, available. In addition, owing to the lower infrastructure costs and the better training of the earth science and coastal wetlands. Tidal mud volcano were in the second position because of being less resistant, less available, and more at risk. The results ought to be considered when investing priorities and planning in a borad scale.


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