Sustainable Eco-Tourism at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
- 1Department of Environmental Sciences, Bishop Heber College,Tiruchirappalli,India
Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 51-56, June,22 (2016)
The present study focuses on Tourism and management practices at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) an important and popular wildlife attraction located at one of the hotspots of biodiversity, the Western Ghats. The study focuses on the current practices at the reserve and identifies the strength, weakness and opportunities in the area. It analyses in the aspects of information to visitors, wildlife experiences, facilities and waste management. Suggestions on sustainable tourism strategies which can result in the better development and management of the Reserve area have been made. The study emphasises the importance of collaboration between Reserve managers and corporate, researchers and public thereby maximise the benefits of research, corporate responsibility and public participation and contribute to conservation and boost the economy.
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