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Category archives for: Eco-tourism

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 […]

Eco-tourism parks to be ready by next year: BEZA

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has urged the businesspeople to invest in the three eco-tourism parks – Naf, Sabrang and Sonadia which are expected to be ready for tourists by next year, reports BSS. “Tourism business will be flourished in the country if this sector gets tax holiday. I hope that BEZA will be able […]

Tanguar Haor: Accusations fly as unique biodiversity comes under threat

Blue skies overhead, green fields underneath the clear beel and the continuous chirping of local and foreign birds- that is how a nature lover or tourist would describe Tanguar Haor, one of the many significant wetlands located in Sunamganj district.The haor, with its unique ecosystem known for hosting many species of fish and as a […]

Ecotourism – Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Bangladesh is a country filled with natural wonders and untouched reserves and home to a variety of unique and magnificent creatures. With hills, valleys, forests,beaches, lakes and rivers, ecotourism in Bangladesh is ideal. Although this is still a relatively new form of tourism in Bangladesh, ecotourism is on the rise and extensive efforts are being […]

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