Document Type : Original Research


1 Department of Geography, Faculty of Himanities-University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Teacher of Architectural Engineering department, Benab university.


Considering the importance of preserving the environment of tourist villages, the present study aimed to investigate the role of tourism development in promoting environmental knowledge in the villages of the Qhale Chaei touristic road of Ajbashir. The research is in terms of purpose, developmental, in nature, descriptive and also causal and analytical. The statistical population of the study is resident villages of nine villages of this road. Using a simple random sampling method, 370 people were selected based on Cochran formula. The factual validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by experts. Using the Cronbach Alpha Special Formula, the reliability of the research questionnaire was 0/887. For data analysis, Pearson correlation test and multivariate regression test and path analysis using PLS software were used. Prioritization of villages using Promethee, Vicore, ANP and Kaplend models has been used. The results of the research in relation to environmental awareness show that all variables of ecological balance protection of the village, vegetation and animal protection, drought control, noise pollution, water and soil conservation, use of organic farming, reduction of fuel use There is a significant relationship between fossil fuels, the principle of landfill of wastes, the non-use of non-renewable waste, the management of biological crisis and the restoration and restoration of damaged environment. Also, based on the results of multi-attribute models, Tapic Dare village has the highest priority and the village of Qozelga has the least priority in terms of environmental knowledge of villagers. Finally, according to the research findings, it is suggested that use of rural tourism functions in environmental protection


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