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Title: Can tourism be a vehicle for conservation? : an investigation from the mangrove forests of the Indian Sundarbans
Authors: Guha, lndrila
Ghosh, Santadas
Bellamy, Rufus
Keywords: NATIONAL PARKS
MANGROVES
TOURISM
INCOME GENERATION
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
FOREST CONSERVATION
NATURE CONSERVATION
WILD ANIMALS
TIGERS
INDIA
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP
Series/Report no.: SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 25-07
Abstract: The Sundarban National Park is among five Natural World Heritage Sites in India and part of the world's largest mangrove eco-system. The remote island communities that surround the Park are dependent on it for fishing, honey and prawn fry collection, timber and fuelwood and have few alternate livelihood options. In recent years, eco-tourism has gained momentum. In 2006-07, the Park saw 75,000 visitors, an 28% increase over the previous year. Thus, it is important to understand whether tourism is augmenting local people's livelihood and reducing their forest dependence. A SANDEE study asks these questions and also assesses the potential of eco-tourism to contribute to conservation.
Description: This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 26-07, "Does tourism contribute to local livelihoods? : a case study of tourism, poverty and conservation in the Indian Sundarbans"
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/38971
Project Number: 102580
Project Title: South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
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IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009

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