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Ecological Processes, Volume 8; doi:10.1186/s13717-019-0161-0
Pingdingshan City has unique and rich ecotourism landscape. To realize the sustainable development of ecotourism industry in Pingdingshan and simultaneously achieve economic development and environmental protection in the development of ecotourism resources, literature analysis and field investigation methods were used to deeply explore the advantages and problems of Pingdingshan in the process of resources development in this study. Then, the indicator system of environmental carrying capacity of Pingdingshan was established and environmental carrying capacity was calculated to understand the local tourism environmental carrying capacity. The development of ecotourism resources in Pingdingshan has advantages of natural conditions, convenient transportation, and sound infrastructure, but there were also problems, such as insufficient resources protection and unscientific management system. After calculation, it was found that the environmental carrying capacity of ecotourism in Pingdingshan was overloaded. This study reveals the development of the tourism industry in Pingdingshan and provides a basis for the future development of Pingdingshan tourism resources, which is beneficial to the sustainable development of the local ecotourism industry.