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Eco Tourism 生态旅游业


Eco-tourism is consecrated for preserving and sustaining the diversity of the world’s natural and cultural environments.


Eco-tourism is more than a catch phrase for nature loving travel and recreation. Eco-tourism is consecrated for preserving and sustaining the diversity of the world's natural and cultural environments. It accommodates and entertains visitors in a way that is minimally intrusive or destructive to the environment and sustains & supports the native cultures in the locations it is operating in. Responsibility of both travellers and service providers is the genuine meaning for eco-tourism. 


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Eco-tourism also endeavours to encourage and support the diversity of local economies for which the tourism-related income is important. With support from tourists, local services and producers can compete with larger, foreign companies and local families can support themselves. Besides all these, the revenue produced from tourism helps and encourages governments to fund conservation projects and training programs. 


Saving the environment around you and preserving the natural luxuries and forest life, that's what eco-tourism is all about. Whether it's about a nature camp or organizing trekking trips towards the unspoilt and inaccessible regions, one should always keep in mind not to create any mishap or disturbance in the life cycle of nature. 


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Eco-tourism focuses on local cultures, wilderness adventures, volunteering, personal growth and learning new ways to live on our vulnerable planet. It is typically defined as travel to destinations where the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Responsible Eco-tourism includes programs that minimize the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhance the cultural integrity of local people. Therefore, in addition to evaluating environmental and cultural factors, initiatives by hospitality providers to promote recycling, energy efficiency, water reuse, and the creation of economic opportunities for local communities are an integral part of Eco-tourism.


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Historical, biological and cultural conservation, preservation, sustainable development etc. are some of the fields closely related to Eco-Tourism. Many professionals have been involved in formulating and developing eco-tourism policies. They come from the fields of Geographic Information Systems, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Photography, Marine Biology and Oceanography, National and State Park Management, Environmental Sciences, Women in Development, Historians and Archaeologists, etc. 


Eco-tourism is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry, according to the World Tourism Organization with an annual growth rate of 5% worldwide and representing 6% of the world gross domestic product, 11.4% of all consumer spending - not a market to be taken lightly. 


What is Eco-tourism?   什么是生态旅游业?

Fundamentally, eco-tourism means making as little environmental impact as possible and helping to sustain the indigenous populace, thereby encouraging the preservation of wildlife and habitats when visiting a place. This is responsible form of tourism and tourism development, which encourages going back to natural products in every aspect of life. It is also the key to sustainable ecological development.


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The International Eco-tourism Society defines eco-tourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." This means that those who implement and participate in Eco-tourism activities should follow the following principles:



Minimize impact 将影响降至最低

Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect 树立环境与文化意识,尊重环境与文化

Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts  为游客和组织方提供积极体验

Provide direct financial benefits for conservation   为保护带来直接的经济效益

Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people  为当地居民带来经济效益和权利

Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate  提升旅游目的国对政治、环境和社会氛围的敏感度

Support international human rights and labour agreements 支持国际人权和劳资协议

Aware of the Environment - Today the "Green Laws" of conservation are making people aware of how man and the environment can live symbiotically for more time to come and eco-tourism is the only way to maximize the economic, environmental and social benefits of tourism. Everyone is a stakeholder in the process and we clearly need to avoid our past shortcomings and negative impact that they have had. In India too the movement is gathering momentum with more and more travel and travel related organisation's are addressing the needs of the eco-tourists and promoting eco-tourism in the country. Some basic do's and don'ts of eco-tourism are listed below: 


Do's 应做

Carry back all non-degradable litter such as empty bottles, tins, plastic bags etc. These must not litter the environment or be buried. They must be disposed in municipal dustbins only.


Observe the sanctity of holy sites, temples and local cultures.


Cut noise pollution. Do not blare aloud radios, tape recorders or other electronic entertainment equipment in nature resorts, sanctuaries and wildlife parks.


In case temporary toilets are set-up near campsites, after defecation, cover with mud or sand. Make sure that the spot is at least 30 meters away from the water source.


Respect people's privacy while taking photographs. Ask for prior permission before taking a photograph.


Don'ts  勿做

Do not take away flora and fauna in the forms of cuttings, seeds or roots. It is illegal, especially in the Himalayas. The environment is really delicate in this region and the bio-diversity of the region has to be protected at all costs.


Do not use pollutants such as detergent, in streams or springs while washing and bathing.


Do not use wood as fuel to cook food at the campsite.


Do not leave cigarettes butts or make open fires in the forests.


Do not consume aerated drinks, alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicant and throw bottles in the wild.


Do not tempt the locals, especially children by offering them foodstuff or sweets. Respect local traditions.


Polythene and plastics are non biodegradable and unhealthy for the environment and must not be used and littered.


As a traveller, you will have an impact on the environment and culture of the place you are visiting. Here are some rules of thumb to make this impact positive!


Golden Rules When You Travel 旅行黄金法则

Learn about your destination before you get there. Read guidebooks, travel articles, histories, and/or novels by local authors and pay particular attention to customs such as greetings, appropriate dress, eating behaviours, etc. Being sensitive to these customs will increase local acceptance of you as a tourist and enrich your trip.


Follow established guidelines. Ask your eco-tour operator, guide and/or the local authorities what their guidelines are for limiting tourism's impact on the environment and local culture. Staying on trails, packing up your trash, and remaining set distances away from wildlife are a few ways to minimize your impact in sensitive areas.





Seek out and support locally owned businesses. Support local businesses during your eco-travels to ensure maximum community and conservation benefit from your spending.





Eco-Tourism in India is still at a very nascent stage, but there are for sure conscious efforts to save the fragile Himalayan Eco System and culture and heritage of the indigenous people, which is probably the largest concentration in the world. 





Holiday Camping vis a vis Hotel accommodation are gathering momentum amongst the metropolis traveller. A plethora of holiday camping options are available in the Himalayan belt, where soft adventure tourism is packaged with holiday camping to create an acceptable eco-tourism product. Resorts tucked deep inside jungles of Karnataka, House-boats of Kerala, Tree Houses at Vythiri combine to make India one of the most diverse eco-tourism destinations on the planet. Some of these are given below 



假日野营与酒店设施的结合越来越受到来自都市旅行者的欢迎。在喜马拉雅山脉地带,游客可选择多种野营方式, 轻松探险之旅与假日野营的组合提供了广受欢迎的生态旅游产品。卡纳塔克邦丛林深处的度假胜地、喀拉拉邦的船屋和Vythiri树屋让印度成为了全球生态旅游业目的地最为多样化的国家之一。以下附上部分链接:


Jungle Lodges and Resorts 丛林草屋和度假胜地

The Camp BodhiSatva BodhiSatva营地

The Himalayan Trout House 喜马拉雅鲑鱼屋

Camp Lunagarh Lunagarh营地

The Himalayan River Runner Camp 喜马拉雅River Runner营地

The Leopard Beach Camp Leopard海滩营地


These are but a selective panorama on the Indian Eco-tourism products. Some other eco-tourism spots in India are well detailed on the website: Top Camp or  ECOCLUB


以上是印度生态旅游业产品的部分精选。了解其他生态旅游景点详情请访问 Top Camp ECOCLUB


See more at: http://www.ecotourismsocietyofindia.org  更多详情请访问:http://www.ecotourismsocietyofindia.org