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Ecotourism Development and Management

B.B. Hosetti (Editor)

Ecotourism is part of the general growth in tourism and reflects increased environmental awareness and the desire for more authentic natural and cultural experiences. With the advent of better transport facilities and communication, people are traveling further and taking more risks in the choices for a holiday from staying with local people in developing countries to adventure sports in some of the world's most remote wilderness areas. Not surprisingly, various sections of the tourism industry have responded with costomised itineraries and eco-friendly accommodation supporting local development efforts.

At the same time ecotourism activities occur not only in and around National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries but also even more significantly in forest areas and other natural areas which have varied attractions and more relaxed legal restrictions. Adventure activities such as hiking, river rafting and snorkeling are increasingly becoming part of the experience that attracts visitors to natural areas and destinations in general. India is fortunate to have extensive mountain ranges and coastal areas in which ecotourism can play a significant role.

This book contains 26 chapters spread in three sections. Section I deals with basic concepts of ecotourism. Chapter 1 narrates concepts, scope and definition of ecotourism. Recent trends in ecotourism marketing are presented in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 deals with economic potential of ecotourism. The other chapters in section I include Elements of Tourism, National Heritage, nature and People, Environmental education and Biodiversity perspectives.

Section II deals with chapters on ecotourism development in India. They are beach Tourism, Bird Watching, Sport Hunting in Tanzania, Butterfly Gardens, World heritage Sites, Hill Stations and Ramsar Wetlands of India.

Sections III embodies eight chapters related to case studies. These are Ecotourism in Karnataka, Ecotourism in Andhra Pradesh, Thermal Springs, Tiger and Lion Safari, Tuvarekoppa, Jurong Bird park, Singapore and Tourist Places of Goa.

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About the author

B.B. Hosetti

B.B. Hosettti (b. 1957) M.Sc.; Ph.D. Reader and Chairman in Department of Applied Zoology, Kuvempu University, Shankarghatta, Shimoga District, Karnataka, possesses many years of experience is an outstanding teacher and researcher. He is a recipient of all the meritorial fellowship awards of CSIR, New Delhi, India (JRF, SRF and RA). He did his Ph.D. degree on the topic related to biological treatment of wastewater using waste stabilization pond process from Karnatak University, Dharwad in 1987. He has received Young Scientist Award from the Society of Biosciences, India during 1989-90 for the work on wastewater enzyme assay. Worked as visiting faculty member at the Environmental Resources Department, University of Salford, U.K. under Leverhulme Fellowship Programme during 1990-91. He has also worked at Environmental Science Programme, University of Mzssachusetts, Amherst, USA as a visiting faculty member during 2003-04. He has written six book and more than 100 research papers and reviews in national and international journals. He has been nominated as Research Board of Advisors for the for the ABI Institute for Who's Who in the World, USA. He has also successfully guided five candidates for Ph.D. degree. His special interest includes Environmental Pollution Abatement and Wildlife Management.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ecotourism Development and Management
Author B.B. Hosetti
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 9788171324934
length xiv+358p., Tables; Figures; Maps; References; Index; 25cm.
Subjects Travel & Tourism