Environmental Issues In Tourism

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Introduction Human beings are heavily dependent on the elements of the natural environment. They can only survive only 3 minutes without breathing, 3 days without drinking, and 3 weeks without eating. Benjamin Franklin the well known thinker says “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water”. Environmental issues are a general concern all over the world, as they affect the daily lives of each and every one of us. As sport, like recreation and physical activities, is an integral part of society, it cannot ignore environmental issues. This is why the International Olympic Committee considers the environment as the third dimension of the Olympic movement alongside sports and culture. It is important that we all do our part to share our world cooperatively and to maintain our delicate ecosystem for future generations to enjoy. As a part of adventure activity we organizes the treks. The wonderful environment of the mountains is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and number of trekkers threatens to destroy the very beauty which attracts us in the first place. Trekkers should be extremely environmentally conscious and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. Trekkers should discourage from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now provide solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative. Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with

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