Eco-Tourism and Livelihoods: Capacity Building for Local Authorities

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  • Author :Ajoy Kumar Bhattacharya
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180691744
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XIV, 200
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, Tourism

About the Book :

Tourism is the most rapidly growing and biggest civilian industry in the world and ecotourism forms the largest proportion of the present tourism. Since ecotourism involves maximum number of stakeholders, from local communities to the corporate world, proper capacity building of the major stakeholders for effective planning and management of ecotourism has become a prerequisite for the sustainable ecotourism development. This book attempts to fill in this gap. The book addresses the key issues concerning ecotourism management, with special focus on community participation. It deals with a range of topics including the basic concept, forms, potential assessment, planning and case studies of ecotourism. At the same time, it discusses the new concepts and techniques of ecotourism, viz. carrying capacity, community participation and auditing. The book will be useful for practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders in planning and implementation of ecotourism.

About Author :

A.K. Bhattacharya is all India topper of 1983 batch of Indian Forest Service. He is Doctorate in Environmental Science (Ecology). Presently he is serving M. P. Forest Department as Deputy Conservator of Forests at Bhopal. He possesses research and practical experience of seventeen years in the fields of Environmental Science and Forestry. He has contributed large number of research papers and articles in the above fields. The present book is an outcome of the project report submitted by him in the University of Tasmania, Australia as a part of the six months course on Sustainable Forestry Development.