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A Survey on Geomorphosites of Sarvabad Township by Using of Pereira and Reynard Methods
Abolfazl Ghanbari *1, fariba karami2
1- Asistant Professor University of Tabriz
2- Associate Professor University of Tabriz
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Tourism has significant potentials as a motivator of economic growth and development. In recent years, geotourism has gained attention of the tourists and researchers as one of the traveling branches. Iran has unique natural attractions. In the meantime, the Kurdistan province has a special place in tourism country of natural and cultural. The aim of this study was to evaluate of Sarvabad township geomorphosites capabilities. Sarvabad township located in northwest of Iran in Kurdistan province. Due to geographical situation and locating in Zagros Mountains zone, Sarvabad township possesses natural and cultural tourism attraction. The research method is descriptive and analytical and the data were collected by documentary and filed study and the region geomorphosite geotourism capabilities have been evaluated by Pereira and Reynard methods. The results of Pereira and Reynard methods showed that among nine selected geomorphosites in the studied area, Servan river had highest score 13.64 and Kosalan highland gained lowest score 9.24. In management scope, Sirvan river obtained highest score and springs had the highest scores in geompgrplogic level. The reason for lowest scores of some landforms according to Pereira method was lack of infrastructures, equipments and supporting services and proper access way. The results of Reynard method showed that Selver water fall by score of 0.58 of total mean has better condition relative to other landforms. Of course, geomorphosites scores interval was close in Reynard method. Generally, according to Pereira and Reynard methods, there are similarities from indictors’ perspective in spite of having differences in both methods. Geomorphosite with highest scores are good for tourism investment and planning and geomorphosites with lowest scores should be considered and their problems should be solved in order to reach to medium and good level.

Keywords: Geo-tourism, Geomorphosite, Pereira, Reynard, Sarvabad Township
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/03/16 | Accepted: 2015/09/8 | Published: 2017/06/12



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