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The environment ministry’s forest advisory committee during one of its meetings in February eased norms for ecotourism projects by allowing them to build “non-permanent” structures in protected areas without permission from the central government.(HT file photo)

Govt paves way for ecotourism in forest areas; experts remain wary

By Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2021 08:35 AM IST
A list of protected areas where ecotourism can be developed has also been appended to the guidelines. The guidelines are however not in public domain yet.
The NTCA’s letter to the Odisha government comes in the backdrop of a failed exercise to repopulate the dwindling tiger population of Satkosia, Odisha’s second tiger reserve after Similipal. (View of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve)
The NTCA’s letter to the Odisha government comes in the backdrop of a failed exercise to repopulate the dwindling tiger population of Satkosia, Odisha’s second tiger reserve after Similipal. (View of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve)

Tiger conservation body seeks report from Odisha on ecotourism inside reserve

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:20 PM IST
In his letter to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, Mohanty had complained that pitching of 20 tents at Badmul on Mahanadi riverbed inside the Satkosia Tiger Reserve would be extremely harmful for local wildlife
Growing numbers of tourists are flocking to Komodo island to see them. And starting next year, they’ll pay up to $1,000 for the privilege.(Unsplash)
Growing numbers of tourists are flocking to Komodo island to see them. And starting next year, they’ll pay up to $1,000 for the privilege.(Unsplash)

Can Komodo dragons survive the ecotourist boom?

Bloomberg | By Adam Minter
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 04:43 PM IST
Growing numbers of tourists are flocking to Komodo island to see them. And starting next year, they’ll pay up to $1,000 for the privilege.
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Thrust on ecotourism as Himachal cabinet okays new policy

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:18 PM IST
The new policy lays special emphasis on ecotourism, agro-organic tourism, snow tourism, lake tourism, adventure tourism, religious tourism, cultural and heritage tourism
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