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Ecotourism for Wildlife Conservation

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Ecotourism for Wildlife Conservation

Ecotourism can be a viable source of local income, and wildlife is the main source of ecotourism. In an effort to boost domestic and international tourist inflow in the state, Arunachal Pradesh is investing in initiatives to become an exotic adventures and tourism hub of India. With the fast-growing development of the state, and as a result of human activities, the biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh is under serious threat. Population growth and resource consumption, climate change and global warming, habitat conversion and urbanization, invasive alien species, over-exploitation of natural resources and environmental degradation are serious threats for wildlife. Marine diversity is in threat from Industrial fishing, over exploitation of target species, pollution and eutrophication, degradation and destruction of the sea floor by excessive beam trawling, dredging, sand and gravel extraction.

Ecotourism helps in building awareness and encouraging the unique attractions the state has to offer at the village level, specifically near existing and potential protected areas.

MyGov Arunachal Pradesh seeks suggestions from citizens on enabling the growth of Ecotourism as a means to conserve wildlife.

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V K TYAGI 1 week 3 days ago

वाइल्डलाइफ कंजर्वेशन के लिए इकोटरिज्म जरूरी है इको टूरिज्म द्वारा द्वारा अर्थव्यवस्था को बढ़ावा मिलता है इससे वाइल्डलाइफ को भी बढ़ावा मिलता है और wildlife ke conservation ke liye yah आवश्यक हैं

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

The purpose of this study is to assess ecotourism and wildlife conservation-related enterprise development by local communities within the GLTCA in the south-eastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe. Results in this study will assist in the further development of district, national and international policies which guides transfrontier conservation planning and implementation.

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

However, 17 years after the adoption of the transfrontier conservation approach, the local people are still living under abject poverty (Government of Zimbabwe, 2017). Both direct and in-direct benefits trickling to each and every house remains very low, thus living on less than a dollar per day (World Bank, 2018; Zimbabwe National statistic Agency, 2016).

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

However, these different components are run independently. There were greater expectations from the local communities and the Zimbabwean government that the formation of this extensive wildlife sanctuary and wildlife corridors would improve the socio-economic well-being of people living within the Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) through the development of ecotourism and wildlife conservation-related enterprises

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

The districts are part of the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA). The GLTFCA was formed through amalgamation of Kruger National Park in South Africa, Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe including the adjacent surrounding communities.

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

These milestones thus ecotourism and wildlife conservation-related enterprises if realized would increase the size of the cake adding to the already existing CBNRM programs already benefitting the local community. For instance, the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP) treaty was signed in 2002 (Spenceley, 2003) by the three head of state for Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

Ecotourism and wildlife conservation-related enterprises were then embraced outside protected area to create benefits accruing to the local communities living adjacent protected areas (Suich, Child, & Spenceley, 2013).

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

This saw the adoption of a series of initiatives which sought to include and benefit the local community from wildlife conservation. Among others, the Integrated Conservation Development Projects (ICDP), Community-based natural resources management (CBNRM) and transfrontier conservation (Barrett & Arcese, 1995; Martin, 1986; Murombedzi, 2008; Spenceley, 2003)

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

Pressure also kept mounting on most governments in Southern Africa including Zimbabwe. They were put under immense pressure to harmonize conservation and community benefits (Decaro & Stokes, 2008). It was noted with concern that local community should take part in wildlife conservation other than being reduced to the role of spectators only (Metcalfe, 1993; Muphree, 2009; Murombedzi, 2008).

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Bhawna 1 month 6 days ago

Strict conservation laws were then enacted; a brutal quasi-military unit of rangers was formed to enforce these laws (Büscher & Ramutsindela, 2016; Ellis, 1994; Songorwa, 1999; Spinage, 1998). This did not only prove to be costly but unsustainable as poaching and human wildlife conflicts kept on increasing (Barrett & Arcese, 1995). Over time, it was realized that there was need to shift from these centralized approach often referred to “fences and fines” towards community benefitting initiatives