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Assessment of Reserved Areas for Sustainable Ecotourism in Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine

Volodymyr Ivanyshyn1, Oksana Bialkovska2, Oleh Chaikovskyi*3, Iryna Semenyshyna4

1Higher Educational Institution “Podillia State University”, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.

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Received: 22 October 2022

Reviewed: 09 November 2022

Provisionally Accepted: 15 November 2022

Revised: 23 November 2022

Finally Accepted: 30 November 2022

Published: 31 December 2022


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Ukraine has recently started promoting and developing some sectors of tourism despite its rich cultural heritage, natural resources and protected areas. Most visited tourist attractions are located in Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv, while the remote locations are less studied. To promote ecological tourism in urban territories, to properly manage protected areas and maximize economic benefits for the local community, research on the assessment of reserved areas should be carried out. Khmelnytskyi region ranks third among administrative-territorial units in Ukraine with a high level of the conservancy. However, only limited reserved areas and natural monuments like “Podilski Tovtry”, “Verkhnіe Pobuzhzhia” and “Malovanka" are at the centre of tourism interests. The present article reviews IUCN categories of reserved areas in Khmelnytskyi region in line with Davey’s management objectives and Leung’s management approach to tourism. Most of the natural monuments, national parks, and protected landscapes in the Khmelnytskyi region are suitable for tourism and recreation. Developing ecotourism will assist in attracting investors, and provide additional income to the local community along with creating jobs for temporarily displaced people during wartime in Ukraine.


Ecotourism; Protected areas; Khmelnytskyi region; IUCN, Visitor use, Management objectives


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Ivanyshyn, V., Bialkovska, O., Chaikovskyi, O. and Semenyshyna, I. (2022). Assessment of Reserved Areas for Sustainable Ecotourism in Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine. Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 5(4): 52-65. Doi:

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Ivanyshyn, V., Bialkovska, O., Chaikovskyi, O., & Semenyshyna, I. (2022). Assessment of Reserved Areas for Sustainable Ecotourism in Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine. Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 5(4), 52-65.

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Ivanyshyn V., Bialkovska O., Chaikovskyi O., Semenyshyna, I. Assessment of Reserved Areas for Sustainable Ecotourism in Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine. Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 2022, 5 (4), 52-65.

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Ivanyshyn, Volodymyr, Bialkovska, Oksana, Chaikovskyi, Oleh, Semenyshyna, Iryna. 2022. “Assessment of Reserved Areas for Sustainable Ecotourism in Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine”. Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 5 no. 4: 52-65.

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Ivanyshyn, Volodymyr, Oksana Bialkovska, Oleh Chaikovskyi and Iryna Semenyshyna. 2022. “Assessment of Reserved Areas for Sustainable Ecotourism in Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine”. Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 5 (4): 52-65.

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