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    • An Indian Perspective THE WILD BUSINESS
    • The Wild Business
      • This new cosmopolitan era has sent us far away from Mother Nature.
      • It is a rare instant now that we breath fresh air, get wet in the first rain or even see huge green trees outside our window.
      • There’s always an instinct within us to get a closer look on mother nature’s creations.
      • That’s where Wild business comes in the picture for us MBA.
    • Definition and facts
      • Wildlife Tourism or Ecotourism is responsible for travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.
        • The International Ecotourism Society
      • Ecotourism is the fastest growing market in tourism industry.
      • Annual growth rate of 5%.
      • Representing 6% of world’s GDP.
      • 11.4% of all consumer spending.
    • Eco-tourism Business as we know it
      • The trend developed around two decades ago when crowded cities began to develop and outing became a hobby or sport.
      • Huge development was seen as infrastructure investments were made seeking more tourists for revenue (Easy money; as facilities were limited in number and choices were few)
      • People started taking Eco-tourism as business (ex. Khana national park had 3 resorts/hotels in 90’s which have exceeded 25 by ‘08)
      • Many govt./self financed organizations came to rescue of animals in danger. (monkey,bear,snake and many others on street were freed to be left in forest)
      • Govt. started promoting Eco-tourism on state basis as it was a regular revenue earner rather than places with religious importance which had peak crowd in season.
      • Many laws were made and anti poaching activities were intensified to make a firm step towards preservation.
    • Indian Wildlife
      • India is a home to
        • 7.6% of all mammalian.
        • 12.6% of all avian.
        • 6.2% of all reptilian.
        • 6.0% of all flowering plants.
      • Overall 33% of Indian plant species are endemic.
      • India along with 17 mega diverse counties is home to about 60 – 70% of the world’s biodiversity.
    • India’s Reserve
      • India has 12553.26 Km 2 area protected as National parks.
      • India has 17 Biosphere reserves (84492 Km 2 ) out of which 7 belongs to World Network of Biosphere Reserve based on (UNESCO).
      • India has over 441 animal sanctuaries covering more than 105940 Km2 of area.
    • Fact Sheet: Wildlife Tourism In India
      • The Wildlife tourism facts in India are still unmonitored.
      • Wildlife tourism is the fastest growing sector of tourism.
      • There has bee 14.9% increase in wildlife tourism in India since 2002 – 2006.
      • The rise is due to increase in spending power of middle class tourists.
      • Other reason is the increased publicity and marketing of species such as Tiger.
    • Fact Sheet: Wildlife Tourism In India
      • Almost 3.5 lakh nature lovers visited various sanctuaries and national parks against 2,47,000 in 2007 – 2008.
      • A visit by 2 lakh visitors to Corbett National Park generated a revenue of 306.38 lakh.
      • The Green State of Chhattisgarh has 41.33% of area under forest and it is the richest biodiversity area in the country.
    • Companies offering Wildlife tours
    • Principles of Ecotourism
      • Minimize impact
      • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
      • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
      • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
      • Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
      • Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate
      • Support international human rights and labor agreements
    • Responsibilities of Government
      • Regulate structures that creates visual pollution.
      • Ensure continuous monitoring of adverse effects of tourism activities and initiate suitable corrective measures.
      • Recognize and award by accreditation of ecotourism operators.
      • Provide visitor information and interpretation services.
    • Thank You…