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    Adventure Tourism In Uttarakhand  Dealing With Climate Change(A Case Study) Adventure Tourism In Uttarakhand Dealing With Climate Change(A Case Study) Presentation Transcript

    • Adventure Tourism in Uttarakhand- Dealing with Climate Change (A Case Study on Snow Leopard Adventures P. Ltd.)
    • Introduction
      • Adventure in the Himalayas, though a way of life for the native, was laid bare principally by the British and other European explorers.
      • The boom leading to the present scenario of adventure tourism in Uttarakhand is hardly a couple of decades old.
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    • Impacts of Climate Change
      • Wildlife
      • Fewer sightings.
      • Getting scrunched between two extreme alpine weather conditions as winters become cooler and summers become hotter.
      • Energy Consumption and Resource Utilization
      • Wood and coal used for heating water, air quality around the campsite suffers; temperature rise.
      • Water scarcity.
      • Environment
      • Stormy conditions observed around April (previously May).
      • Vegetation patterns changing.
    • Business Numbers
      • Rafting is allowed between September- June.
      • There is no air conditioning at the campsites.
      • We consider only the first half of the year.
    •  
    • Coping Up
      • Water based activities are conducted during the afternoons.
      • Conferences/ seminars etc. are conducted indoors.
      • Heavy tree plantation to mitigate the dust due to the ongoing construction of the Badrinath highway ( incidentally, bird watching came up as an interesting by product ).
    • Tourist Education
      • Briefings with emphasis upon recycling and reusing.
      • Tree plantation.
      • Environment modules during summer camps and school trips.
    • Evolution of Tours
      • Concepts of geotourism and voluntourism to be brought out of their academic abstractions.
      • Before any activity, the tourist has to be made aware of the changes he/ she would cause.
      • Renewable energy; composting.
    • Take nothing but photographs Leave nothing but footprints Kill nothing but time… Parth Joshi [email_address]