ECO-TOURISM Ecotourism has become increasingly popular over the past years. Ecotourism is tourism which is maintained responsibly to conducted and conserve and to protect the environment and sustain the wellbeing of local people. … Building environmental awareness. Providing direct financial benefits for conservation.
Providing financial benefits and empowerment for local people. According to The International Ecotourism Society  (TIES), ecotourism can be defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustains the well being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. The term ecotourism was first used by Hector Ceballos Las curtain in 1983, and was used to describe nature based travel to relatively undisturbed areas with an emphasis on education. ECOSYSTEM: All the plants and animals in a particular area considered together with their surroundings said to be Ecosystem which is h contains Biotic and Abiotic components ECOTOURISM IN INDIA Ecotourism in India is a thriving industry owing to the fact that country has managed to save its resplendent natural beauty. The country has a biological park, zoological parks, tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, mighty mountains and lush green jungles in its Ecotourism developed in India in 1970s and 1980s. Ecotourism was globally identified as a means of Page 4 79 achieving twin goals of bio diversity  conservation and sustainable development. Both short-term goals and long term goals can be achieved without sacrificing one’s own interests. Ecotourism has become very popular in India, as both tourists and travel agents have realized the benefits of eco tourism in India. As a result, international hotel chains and tour operators are promoting ecofriendly travel. They are also adopting ecofriendly practices such as the use of renewable energy, recycling and use of water conservation schemes. All of these will help to improve the environment as well as the quality of life in India. Ecotourism involves respectfully interacting with the environment and the local population in India. As a result, the tourists become more aware of the plight that the locals face, as well as the environmental degradation in the area. In clued sustainable tourism alternatives in our trip. Go green at your hotel. Reduce your carbon footprint. Say NO to illegal trade. Support sustainable options in island destinations. Take care of heritage places. Challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. Ecotourism promotes travel that has low impact to the environment. … Ecotourism can increase the entry and traffic of people in a protected area and may disrupt the natural environment, increase demand for electric power, potable water, and require better solid waste management. may be damaging the environments and wildlife it is supposed to protect, according to research. A report in New Scientist magazine warns that the massive growth of the ecotourism industry may be harming wildlife through stress, disturbance of daily routines, and even increased transmission of disease. TH E 5 A’ Of ECOTOURISM These key elements are known as the 5 A’s: Access, Accommodation, Attractions, Activities, and Amenities.
PRINCIPLES OF ECOTOURISM 1.Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. 2. Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts. 3. Provide direct financial benefits
conservation. 4. Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people . 5. Raise sensitivity to the host country’s political, environmental and social HOW TO GET INVOLVED ECOTOURISM . IN 1) Purchase locally made souvenirs and c raft. 2) Research your accommodation and tour operator. 3) We can Opt for public transportation. 4) Minimize waste and avoid plastic. 5) Be respectful of wildlife. ADVANTAGES OF ECOTOURISM Is Ecotourism can protect the local flora and fauna Ecosystems can be sustained in a natural Can help to increase the environmental problems People will learn how to improve their ecological footprint Good to educate your kids Ecotourism can give you a good feeling You can explore untouched nature Can also be quite exciting for locals Ecotourism can preserve ancient You can explore new cultures knowledge. Additional income can be used for the preservation of nature.
DISADVANTAGES OF ECOTOURISM May : still disturb local wildlife to a certain extent Wild animals may get used to humans Ecotourism is subject to a discretion Natural tribes may be forced to leave their home Additional money from ecotourism will often not benefit the general public. Ecotourism can be quite time-consuming Many people will forget what they learned Animal souvenirs may be sold Ecological imbalance Pollution related to reaching your remote travel destination Tourists may get exploited Ecotourism may change the traditional values of people over time.
CONCLUSION : The role of ecotourism is to promote and preserve natural environment Instead we must not disturb them, both large scale and small scale attractions play an important role in the economy of the surrounding area.
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