The point of ecotourism is
to show tourists a natural environment with minimal impact to the area. Toby
Sinclair, Vice President of the Ecotourism Society of India, told CNN he
believes the government is allowing too many tourists to enter the parks. He
would like to see more regulation.
“The eco in ecotourism has changed to economy,” Sinclair told CNN.
The Indian Supreme Court placed
a temporary ban on tiger parks and will close them to the public indefinitely. The
court wants to investigate whether or not this is happening in tiger habitat
areas. Today, the Supreme Court ordered the ban to continue indefinitely.
This is a blow to the World Wildlife Fund, now known as WWF who are the biggest
tiger tourism operators in India. One of the their biggest money spenders has
come to a grounding halt due to this court order.
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