عنوان مقاله [English]
Arasbaran forest is one of the most important and valuable economic and tourism region. Ecotourism development in these forests requires comprehensive and detailed plans to consider all aspects of ecotourism development and maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem to be managed. This project aimed at considering all these merits needed for an appropriate method. In order to achieve a pre-defined process, the analytic network process method was used. The results of rating the control criteria showed that economic benefits with weight 0.26 are the most important criterion in the development of ecotourism in the study area followed by the economic opportunities and environmental costs with weights 0.205 and 0.142, respectively. The benefits of socio-cultural, environmental risks, opportunities, socio-cultural, environmental opportunities, and economic risks, the risks of socio-cultural, environmental benefits, environmental benefits, economic costs and expenses socio-cultural with weight of 0.088, 0.078, 0.069, 0.064, 0.025, 0.0194, 0.0189, 0.016, and 0.0126 were the subsequent priorities. The results of a comprehensive review of the development of ecotourism showed that ecotourism development can have significant environmental costs and opportunities in Arasbaran region that should be considered in its development management.