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Ecotourism, biodiversity conservation and livelihoods: Understanding the convergence and divergence

Ecotourism, natural resource conservation, and local livelihood are one of the most talked-about issues globally. It is seen as nature-based tourism that addresses two primary attributes: livelihood...

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Geothermal energy provinces in India: A renewable heritage

Increasing demand of energy leads India to switch from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources. Geothermal energy is one such source of energy which is getting explored with time. Literature survey...

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National parks best practices: Lessons from a century's worth of national parks management

While the importance of ecological conservation and encouraging public recreation in national parks is widely recognized, challenges to achieving these goals persist. With over a century of national...

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Livelihood, conflict and tourism: An assessment of livelihood impact in Sundarbans, West Bengal

Sundarbans delta is renowned as the largest mangrove forest reserve in the world with distinct species of wild flora and fauna. It acts as a source of livelihood for several communities residing in...

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Factors affecting possibility of ecotourism development and sustaining natural resources using SWOT approach in west Iran

The impacts of mass and unsupervised ecotourism on natural resources have tremendously increased. As natural resources conservation and ecotourism issues are now at the forefront of public opinion,...

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An approach to developing and protecting linear heritage tourism: The construction of cultural heritage corridor of traditional villages in Mentougou District using GIS

There are about 180 villages in Mentougou District. The typical regional landscape characteristics and profound cultural, historical and geographical value of these ancient villages have rendered the...

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Environmentally responsible behavior and Knowledge-Belief-Norm in the tourism context: The moderating role of types of destinations

In the past decade, Indonesia's Special Region of Yogyakarta has attracted steadily more visitors annually. However, this growth also degrades the quality of the tourism environment and nature's health...

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Challenges and opportunities for the resumption of nature tourism in post-pandemic Sri Lanka

Prior to COVID-19 heavy tourist pressure was causing environmental degradation and wildlife disturbance in Sri Lankan protected areas. The pandemic abruptly stopped visitation causing devastating impacts...

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Therapeutic plant landscape design of urban forest parks based on the Five Senses Theory: A case study of Stanley Park in Canada

As an important part of urban development, urban forest parks (UFPs) are critical community resources for supporting physical activity of people of all ages, and are also crucial for connecting people...

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Perceptions towards ecotourism practice and the willingness to pay: Evidence from Chilika coastal wetland ecosystem, Odisha

Empirical studies show that biodiversity conservation, ecotourism development, livelihoods of local people and ethnicity in protected areas significantly impact society's well-being. However, achieving...

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Perception-satisfaction based quality assessment of tourism and hospitality services in the Himalayan region: An application of AHP-SERVQUAL approach on Sandakphu Trail, West Bengal, India

About 800 million people, or about 12% of the world's population, go abroad annually, making tourism one of the greatest global enterprises. The Himalayan region's nature and adventure-based tourism...

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Tourist perception and satisfaction on safari tourism at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Bangladesh

Safari tourism is one of the nature-based tourism initiatives for visiting protected areas, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries. It is necessary to measure the tourist perception to identify the...

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A study of visitor impact management practices and visitor satisfaction at Eravikulam National Park, India

Protected areas (PAs) achieve recognition and enhanced protection when a sufficient number of tourists visit and appreciate them and influence policy to assure their survival. Despite the growing importance,...

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Protecting the vanishing geo-cultural heritage of India: Case study of Majuli Island in Assam

Historically, the River Brahmaputra has been regarded as the lifeline of Assam, as it transverses through the valley of Assam and the alluvial deposits by the river has formed one of the most productive...

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Analyzing the Impacts of forest Ecosystem Services on Livelihood Security and Sustainability: A Case Study of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park play an important role in ecological sustainability, economic development and livelihood security of local community. Forests worldwide are known to be fundamentally vital...

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Visitor satisfaction and behavioral intentions in nature-based tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Nature-based tourism (NBT) has become a popular tool for developing countries to achieve economic growth by the non-destructive use of their natural resources. COVID-19 has caused severe financial impacts...

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Sustainable ecotourism development using SWOT and QSPM approach: A study on Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Promoting religious tourism in Rameswaram has considered its rich and historic footprint and easing tourism infrastructure along the coastal belt of southern most corner state, Tamil Nadu. The prime...

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Strategies and problems in geotourism interpretation: A comprehensive literature review of an interdisciplinary chinese to english translation

The steady growth of geotourism is increasing the demand for geotourism translation. Because in China geotourism is implemented mainly on the basis of geoparks and this study is Chinese to English (C-E)...

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The Tertiary sequence of Varkala coastal cliffs, southwestern India: An ideal site for Global Geopark

Varkala, along the southwestern coast of Peninsular India, has a unique place in Indian geology and geomorphology due to the presence of coastal lateritic cliffs, which exposes the entire Mio-Pliocene...

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Development challenges and management strategies on the Kenyan National Park System: A case of Nairobi National Park

In the over seventy years of Kenya's national park practice, Nairobi National Park, the oldest one among 24 national parks in Kenya, has plentiful experience as a representative in conservation, nature...

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The perceived impact of tourism development and sustainable strategies for residents of Varkala, South India

Tourism is an important business for contemporary society and is emerging as a major economic activity globally. Technological expansion and economic divergence have created a tourism friendly environment...

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Explaining littering prevention among park visitors using the Theory of Planned Behavior and Norm Activation Model

The increasing concern for environmental issues and degradation has gained much attention over the past few decades. Tourist destinations and natural areas are vulnerable to human-caused environmental...

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Forest wellness tourism destination branding for supporting disaster mitigation: A case of Batur UNESCO Global Geopark, Bali

Indonesia is a beautiful nation prone to natural disasters. The attractiveness of a place is the potential for its people to prosper through tourism, particularly natural tourism. As part of an effort...

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Conservation of World Heritage glacial landscapes in a changing climate: The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch case

Many glacial landscapes on all continents are inscribed on the World Heritage List. Due to climate change, most of the glaciers are retreating rapidly, thus questioning their Outstanding Universal Value....

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Historical ponds of Darrang district: Identification and mapping, their ecological relevance for management planning

Every pond has its own ecosystem, but the historical ponds have their unique identity. The historical ponds of Darrang district are not only important for historical perspective but also for socio-cultural...

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