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Ecotourism for Wildlife Conservation

Start Date: 27-06-2019
End Date: 01-06-2022

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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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Bhawna 9 months 1 week 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 9 months 1 week 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 9 months 1 week 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

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Bhawna 9 months 1 week ago

In the early eighteenth century most colonial governments especially those in the Southern Africa adopted the American conservation approach “fortress” conservation approach (Jones, 2006). Wildlife was put into protected area and the local people were alienated from their wildlife.

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Bhawna 9 months 1 week ago

Eco-tourism and wildlife conservation are complementary or overlapping sectors of the economy (Buckley, 2010). Globally, literature has proved demand for ecotourism-related products is on the rise (Balmford et al., 2009). Income generated from ecotourism can be used fund both wildlife conservation and socio-economic development to benefits local communities (Bello, Lovelock, & Carr, 2017).

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Bhawna 9 months 1 week ago

The Greater Limpopo Transfrontier conservation area was put in place in 2002. However, 17 years after its formation the local communities are still living under abject poverty. It is therefore important to make an assessment on the ecotourism and wildlife related enterprise to better understand challenges hampering it development. This is important for the further development frameworks for improved community beneficiation from Transfrontier conservation approaches

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Bhawna 9 months 1 week ago

Scientists and policy-makers throughout the whole world concur that Ecotourism and Wildlife conservation-related enterprises are a very important economic engine to move poor rural communities out of abject poverty they are reeling in.

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Bhawna 9 months 1 week ago

Public Interest Statement
Transfrontier conservation is widely regarded as an engine to foster Ecotourism and wildlife conservation. Ecotourism and wildlife conservation are complimentary. Related enterprises if properly planned and implemented they have great potential for poverty relief especially for those communities living within the Transfrontier conservation areas.

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Bhawna 9 months 1 week ago

Findings from this study will help better plan, structure and execute ecotourism and wildlife conservation-related enterprises involving communities. The success of these initiatives will increase the size of benefits trickling to individual households in line among other objectives which led to the establishment of the Transfrontier Conservation Areas.

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Bhawna 9 months 1 week ago

The study has realized that the transfrontier treaty was operationalized at a higher level thus head of state and ministerial forgetting about the local level. Local institutions are not fully empowered and have clear policy guidelines.