Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017
Nonetheless, modern day tourism initiated damage to a certain extent to mountain biology. However the United Nations Organization is trying their best to bridge this gap and them closer to each other. In order to protect the biodiversity in the blue planet, the United Nations has declared 22nd May as the International Day for Biological Diversity.
Accompanying with various themes, this day is observed every year worldwide.
“Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” – is the theme for 2017.
Noticeably, this theme has overlapped with the observance of 2017 as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. The support and care for different tourism sectors which are linked to mountain biology like adventure tourism, ecotourism and wildlife safari etc have been dedicated to tourism along with the theme. This observance is a chance to create an awareness and action towards the significant part that sustainable tourism plays both in terms of economic growth and to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Being one of the important Himalayan States in India, Jammu and Kashmir has huge potential for ecotourism. The trout, wild mammals, Himalayan birds, herbal plants, dense woods, vast orchards, the local mountain people and some other live mountain products has the possibility to lure large number of visitors here provided we take up the chances and discover the possibilities of promoting such type of tourism and preserving the biodiversity.
Tags: eco tourism