TITLE

The tourist trap

AUTHOR(S)
Buckley, Ralf
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
New Scientist;10/13/2012, Vol. 216 Issue 2886, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the role of wildlife tourism in providing the necessary funds for endangered species protection. Particular focus is given to a proposal to ban tourists from Bengal tiger conservation zones in Madhya Pradesh, India. He argues that wildlife tourism helps spread awareness of conservation issues, finances local village-based anti-poaching programs, and can assist in species reintroduction. He suggests that any negative impacts of wildlife tours can be mitigated.
ACCESSION #
82372237

 

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