COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GORGES AND CANYONS IN SOUTHEASTERN SERBIA AS POTENTIAL GEOTURISTIC DESTINATIONS BY USING GAM MODEL

Milica Began, Tamara Višnić

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Southeastern Serbia is rich with geomorphological creations that present true values for geotourism development. The most important features of these remarkable creations are their uniqueness and preservation. Geosites considered for the purpose of this paper are in an enviable state in terms of nature conservation. They are under protection of the Republic of Serbia, so their nature is well preserved. The mentioned geosites considered for the purpose of this paper are: Jelašnica gorge, Sićevo gorge, Jerma river canyon and Rosomača canyon. All the geosites present extraordinary natural potentials for geotourism development, because of their unique nature, geomorphological creations and anthropological heritage. The geosites are evaluated using GAM model (Geosite Assessment Model), suitable for identifying the most attractive geosites, planning and management of natural resources. This model is also suitable for the application of natural resources for geotourism. After the evaluation, the authors came to conclusions which of the evaluated geosites are the most suitable for geotourism development.


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canyons; gorges; GAM model; geosite assesment; geotourism

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