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Table 3 Environmental quality evaluation for Mount Lushan

From: Joint development of cultural heritage protection and tourism: the case of Mount Lushan cultural landscape heritage site

Index layer Data Layer Source of data Unit Index trend Index weight Original data Comprehensive index
2017 2018 2017 2018
Pressure indicators Total number of visitors Non-monitored 10,000
persons
0.08 5012 6180 0.24 0.16
Sulphur dioxide emissions Non-monitored Ton 0.08 0 0.01
Smoke emission Non-monitored Ton 0.08 1.13 0.18
Total permanent population Non-monitored Persons 0.08 24.48 24.57
State indicators PM2.5 Monitored data μg/m3 0.08 40 38 0.08 0.32
Sulfur dioxide concentration Monitored data μg/m3 0.08 10 9
Forest area Non-monitored ha  +  0.08 22,503 22,677
Negative oxygen content Monitored data per unit volume/cm3  +  0.08 2496 2550
Response indicators Environmental management expenditure Non-monitored 10,000
yuan
 +  0.08 361 738 0.09 0.16
Pollution control expenditure Non-monitored 10,000
yuan
 +  0.08 1678 1123
Area of newly planted forest Non-monitored ha  +  0.08 3000 3000
Expenditure on forestry cultivation Non-monitored 10,000
yuan
 +  0.08 1058 1145
Environmental health index 0.42 0.64
  1. " + " represents a positive indicator and "−" represents a negative indicator; we assume that the weight of each index is equal and set at 0.08. "Non-monitored" means that the data comes from the economic and social data of government departments