Impact of Tourism on Bio-Diversity of Corbett National Park

Siraj Ahmad

Abstract


     In modern time it is realizing that Nature Conservation and sustainable development is very essential for mankind. But increasing popularity of tourism in National Park and Sanctuaries has created continuous degradation of the fragile and delicate ecosystem and the rich bio-diversity of the protected areas by exposing  unwanted human interferences. which ultimately affecting our objectives of wildlife conservation. The concept of wildlife tourism has changed considerably during the recent years, with increasing urban stress and rise in the income level of population mainly owing to expanding urbanization and industrialization. These changes are being reflected mainly increasing craze among the people to visit wildlife areas and the emerging five star culture. We also see increasing number of visitors and their improper activities and behavior has been causing great damage to the fragile ecological system of wildlife in Corbett National Park . Planning and Management of wildlife tourism, therefore, needs to be considered as one of the most important and critical aspect of the protected area management. Measures should particularly be taken to encourage only a specific class of tourist who is a naturalist and wildlife-lover in the real sense. Some measures should be taken for the regulation of tourism in the Reserve.


Keywords


Wildlife Tourism, Five star culture, Sustainable Tourism development, Wildlife Protection.

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