Orienteering – a nature sport with low ecological impact

Posted on | March 1, 2010 | Category: News

The IOF Environment Commission has published a document on the ecological impact of orienteering.

Orienteering is often considered, by its off-track nature and often with large numbers of competitors, to have the potential for damaging flora and fauna. This potential appears not to be realised in practice. In the many thousands of orienteering events that are held worldwide each year ecological incidents resulting in unacceptable damage are extremely rare. This document by the Environment Commission gives reasons why this is so and tests the expectation that orienteering has low ecological impact against a summary of reported scientific studies. To view the document, please click here.

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