A current wildlife tourism activity is leaving impact on tiger and elephant corridors of the Corbett National Park. The rapid growth of tourism is identified as unsustainable both in terms of number of tourists and infrastructure. Apart from conservation and park management responsibilities the forest officials also looks after wildlife tourism. A government official of Corbett maintains various tourism services and facilities for the lakhs of odd visitors that come to the park every year from different part of the country and across the globe. Organized wildlife tourism in Corbett Tiger Reserve gives golden opportunity to visitors to watch wild animals in their natural habitats and observe the rustic beauty of nature. This is the great idea to make people aware from all walks of life and appreciate the true value of wildlife conservation.
It is general perception of the most of the people that ecotourism is synonymous to tourism in natural basket but it is more than this. Traveler should be very much responsible while travelling to natural areas that are sensitive to environmental concerns. True ecotourism is what that sustain the livelihood and cultural identity of the local people. This activity serves as an important tool for conservation. It is so because ecotourism generates revenue for the authorities managing the protected area as well as local people who get employment.
Such tourism gives the sense of pride in the local residents who now promotes ecotourism in the area and recognizes the value of their natural and cultural heritage. It also inspires the visitors by giving an opportunity for enhanced, better, more educative tourism experience.
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