The NTCA has outlined its new tiger tourism proposals to the Indian supreme courts.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) submitted new guidelines on tiger tourism to the Indian supreme courts yesterday (September 26th).
According to the NTCA, making 20 per cent of the core areas of India’s tiger reserves open to the public and visitors would be beneficial for most stakeholders.
In addition, the guidelines stated: “Any core area in a tiger reserve from which relocation has been carried out will not be used for tourism infrastructure.”
The NTCA believes that in order for tiger conservation to be effective it must have public support and regulated tourism is an “effective and valuable” method of procuring community support for the ecology projects.
New tourism facilities must also be sustainable and incorporate solar energy, waste recycling, rainwater harvesting, natural cross-ventilation, and proper sewage disposal, as well as be aesthetically merging with the environment, the NTCA added.
Written by Ruth Norris
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