And the aim of ecotourism is building a harmonious relationship between human society and nature. When tourists enjoy the natural ecology, they also regard themselves as part of the natural ecosystem. These are the most fundamental differences between Eco-tourism and traditional tourism. Part two: questions sets Question 1: pp.68 Opened-end question: Why are category Ⅱ、Ⅲ protected areas the most important ecotourism
3.4.1 After a comprehensive analysis, the third most significant strength is the natural ecological environment. Ngong Ping, the rare plateau in Hong Kong, covering about 102 hectares and 460 metres above sea level. It is flanked by three country parks to the north, east and south, where are the home of iconic, unique and diverse flora and fauna. (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 2016; GovHK, 2006). Ngong Ping 360’s utilize its superior geographical position offering visitors a new perspective of viewing natural scenery from the top and provides value to visitors, but the bird’s- eye view serves a superficial understanding about the natural ecological environment.
It offers several benefits as it helps to enhance conservation and also development in these areas. As stated by Rose and Wall (1999), ecotourism act as a driver to support conservation and further promotes sustainable local development. Steele (1993), for instance, defined it as ‘an economic process where rare and beautiful eco-systems are marketed internationally to attract tourists’ (Lowman. And Cater, 1994). The term ecotourism has been variously defined.
This luxury hotel will arrange for you various unforgettable experiences such as paragliding on Asia’s best site, bicycling tour in and around Palampur, trout fishing and day treks through a forest. The Kangra Fort is a must visit for all the historical monument buffs. 8. Briar Tea Bungalows, Valparai As the name suggests, Briar Bungalows are built on 2000 hectares of tea plantations and its home Valparai is one of the very few hill stations in India devoid of man-made tourist attractions. The place offers its guests various types of bungalows to choose from.
Locals should support the organization to help control the coming of visitors and also can fence up their lands as preservation sites. Revenue generated from ecotourism can be allocated into the organization fund that help protect the natural environment. People should know the things that need to be done to sustain the conservation at any places. Community should be protecting the ecosystem instead of only focusing on generating money from ecotourism, maintaining the natural habitats and communities and maintaining large conservation areas. 4.3 Benefits and risk of ecotourism to environment Environment of natural parks can be affected by the actions of the people.
Eco-tourism offers landowners an alternative solution which is more sustainable and profitable. By ecotourism, we can replace exploitation of lands by protection. One of Ecotourism 's missions is to reveal cultures and build respect and better understanding. It gives people a real view of the environment. And anyway, nature is not affected if you just look at it, right?
Ecotourism is the travel to natural areas for the purpose of appreciating nature while having minimum negative impact on the environment. As defined by IUCN (The World Conservation Union) Ecotourism is “environmentally responsible travel and visitation to relatively undisturbed natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (and any accompanying cultural features both past and present) that promotes conservation, has low negative visitor impacts, and provides for beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local people” (Ceballos Lascurain, 1996). It strives to educate the tourist, foster conservation and to make the local community benefit directly and indirectly from ecotourism activities. Ecotourism is very important so that
The ruins are still well-preserved. Around two-thirds are still covered by the rainforests of Peru. This makes the site a true lost city and the romance of going to such a place outmatches most other. 4 Nepal Nestled in the Himalaya, Nepal I rich in many things. Ranging from the highest mountains, villages with people whose gentle culture will capture your heart.
The Exotic Island ParadiseBorneo, Malaysia Sabah is Borneo, Malaysia 's premier nature adventure destination situated in the northern tip of Borneo Island, the third largest island in the world. Sabah is popular for its wildlife conservation attractions, rainforest, surrounding nature and islands, beach resorts, tropical white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and its warm and friendly people. If you are thinking of visiting Borneo, these places of interest and activities will wet your appetite! Mount KinabaluLet me begin with my favourite place, Mt. Kinabalu, definitely not to be missed if you are visiting Borneo.
It has been an empirical observation that environmental attitudes are positively correlated with knowledge about ecology (Bradley, et al., 1999). Sustainable tourism (more precisely eco- tourism) ensures in meeting a bi-fold objective: (i) Minimizing the harmful impact of anthropogenic activities on natural environment (ii) Enhancing the economic viability of the tourism industry Additionally, it also serves the purpose of conservation of natural resources & culture of the tourism destination so that the upcoming generations may draw mileage out of it. Kals et al. (1999) has been instrumental in providing evidence that the rational basis for an environment friendly behavior is non- existent. He has also enlisted certain nature predictive for the same.