The tourist trap

Buckley, Ralf
October 2012
New Scientist;10/13/2012, Vol. 216 Issue 2886, p28
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.


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