Welcome to the 9th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV),

Bordeaux, France, August 28th-31st, 2018



The MMV conference provides a forum for presentations and exchanges of research, ideas and experiences related to the monitoring and management of visitors in recreational and protected areas. The emphasis is on policies, problems, practices and innovative solutions. We welcome researchers, managers, consultants, policy makers, planners, members of NGO’s and other professionals dealing with visitor management in recreational and protected areas.

The 9th MMV conference was jointly hosted by the IRSTEA Research Center in Cestas (Environment, Territory and Infrastructure Research Unit) and Bordeaux Sciences Agro.

The 9th MMV was successfully closed Friday August 31. The organizing committee would like to express our gratitude to all participants, presenters, keynote speakers and sponsors. Thank you all for making the conference a successful and memorable event.

Last news

Abstract book on line here

and conference program here

Congratulations to our 3 posters award winners !

 Liandi Slabbert & Kevin Moore

 “Kruger National Park Bush Braai experiences – critical success factors, visitor preferences and willingness to pay” (here!)

 Ingrid Peuziat, Iwan Le Berre, Annalisa Minelli & Nicolas Le Corre

 “Recreational boating and visitors observations in MPAs: methodological approach and challenges” (here!)

 Daniel Klein, Stefan Türk & Christine Graf

 “Frequency of preschool children’s outdoor physical activity and relations to body mass index and motor performance”(here!)

=> More information about the presentations in the abstract book


Keynotes presentations are available on the program page

Keynotes videos are available on a new page

Pictures of MMV9 are available here 

Here the documentation about the show presented on the north field trip.

Look forward to MMV10 in Lillehammer 2020: here

Keep following us on Twitter : @MMV_Conf



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