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Category archives for: Eco-tourism

Helping the Environment Through Ecotourism

While tourism benefits local economies, there are some definite drawbacks. Many of the world’s most popular tourist destinations are dealing with overtourism, which is disruptive to the local way of life as well as to natural habitats. A recent example of this is the Mona Lisa painting in Paris. Eighty percent of visitors to the Louvre, […]

Maharashtra to connect 350 locations into an Eco-tourism circuit

Maharashtra Minister of Finance, Planning and Forests, Sudhir Mungantiwar said that during the first phase, around 43 destinations under the grid will be taken up, whereas the remaining ones will be developed in the second and third phase. The state government has set aside INR 351 crore for the purpose of developing this circuit. The minister said […]

Promoting Cave Tourism in Saudi Arabia

  As part of a major eco-tourism drive, the Kingdom, which is home to thousands of caverns, is developing five cave sites that are slated to open by this year.Whether you call it caving, spelunking or potholing, it’s known to be adventurous, sporty, thrilling, and can create great bonds. Plus, coming across stalagmites, for example, […]

How investors are making tourism more sustainable

THE EXPLOSION of the global middle class has been a boon for the Southeast Asian tourism industry. Especially tourists from China have become a familiar sight around the region as more Chinese can afford trips abroad. However, while tourism can be a major driver for growth when done correctly, it can cause negative impacts if […]

Ecotourism may threaten predators and boost rodents

The mere sound of the human voice in the wild will send large and medium-sized carnivores into hiding and encourage rodents to prosper, according to new research. Scientists from the University of California, Santa Cruz, US, wanted to find out what impact humans have on wildlife from our presence alone – that is, without hunting […]

Rare ‘Batagur Baska’ hatched in Sundarban’s Karamjal

Wildlife conservation efforts always involve immense patience and resilience and takes a long time to show any tangible progress. On the morning of May 16, conservationist and forest department officials at the wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans woke up to see some of the conservation efforts producing results. On March 11, critically endangered […]

Rare ‘Batagur Baska’ hatched in Sundarban’s Karamjal

Wildlife conservation efforts always involve immense patience and resilience and takes a long time to show any tangible progress. On the morning of May 16, conservationist and forest department officials at the wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans woke up to see some of the conservation efforts producing results. On March 11, critically endangered […]

Greenland ice sheet melt ‘off the charts’ compared with past four centuries

Surface melting across Greenland's mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of abating, according to new research published Dec. 5, 2018, in the journal Nature. The study provides new evidence of the impacts of climate change on Arctic melting […]

Cage diving tourists putting vulnerable great white sharks at risk, scientists say

The chance to go diving and safely see some of the world’s most spectacular and bloodthirsty predators up close in their own environment is regarded as the opportunity of a lifetime for many holidaymakers. Consequently, cage diving and other forms of wildlife tourism have seen a boom in recent decades and are now one of […]

South Africa: Water efficiency now part of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme from the third application window

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – The Department of Tourism announced the addition of support for water efficiency measures in the hospitality Industry to the third window application period of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP), which opens from 1 September to 30 November 2018. In partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and with the National […]

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