This is the first volume to be published that describes and explains the expanding, complex global phenomenon "amenity migration" and its profound effects on the natural environment and culture in mountain regions. The book describes and analyses the challenges and opportunities of amenity migration and its management, and offers related recommendations. The book covers the subject through case studies at international, regional and local levels, along with overarching themes of its global development and impacts, spiritual motivation and recreation users. Critical issues addressed include biophysical and cultural impacts, in-migration motivated by economic gain and the relationship of amenity migration to tourism. The introduction and concluding chapters bring all the information together and summarise in a manner of theoretical and practical value for both academics and practitioners.