Ukr. geogr. z. 2014, N3:56-60

S. Leonova – Ukrainian Scientific-Research Institute of Rehabilitation and Balneology of Ukraine Ministry of Health, Odessa.


A comprehensive study of natural healing resources (mineral water, peloids, brine, as well as climatic conditions) within the researched recreational areas has been performed. Criteria for resorts natural areas evaluation to determine their future status has been developed. Their application experience based on the example of three Ukrainian resorts have been given. Each criterion was evaluated based on the developed grading scale. Based on points the territories claimed status has been determined as a national or local resorts level. This technique promotes the rational use and management of the resorts natural territories.

Key words: 
resorts natural territories, evaluation criteria, resort status, natural healing resources

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