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PERCEPTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ON ECOTOURISM PRACTICES AT PARAMBIKULAM TIGER RESERVE

Authors:
Ms. Sivakami .V, Dr. Bindu V.T

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1Ms. Sivakami .V, 2Dr. Bindu V.T
1.Research Scholar, Department of Tourism Management, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore-641 042, Tamil Nadu
2. Assistant Professor (SS), Department of Tourism Management, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore-641 042, Tamil Nadu.

MLA 8
V, Ms. Sivakami., and Dr. Bindu V.T. "PERCEPTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ON ECOTOURISM PRACTICES AT PARAMBIKULAM TIGER RESERVE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4224-4239, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=321. Accessed June 2019.
APA
V, M., & V.T, D. (2019, June). PERCEPTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ON ECOTOURISM PRACTICES AT PARAMBIKULAM TIGER RESERVE. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4224-4239. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=321
Chicago
V, Ms. Sivakami., and Dr. Bindu V.T. "PERCEPTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ON ECOTOURISM PRACTICES AT PARAMBIKULAM TIGER RESERVE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4224-4239. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=321.

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Abstract:
The new global environment movement in the year 1970 and the general dissatisfaction towards mass tourism, a new form of tourism emerged generally termed as Ecotourism. Ecotourism is an ideal and alternative choice to the devastating nature of mass tourism in the 21st century and an attempt for sustainable ecological development. The Protected Area Network in the country therefore becomes the most logical starting point for development of ecotourism. Promoting ecotourism through community participation can help conserve the ecology and environment and improve the well-being of local people. Often displaced local communities, especially tribals or others have in any case restricted livelihood options of the original inhabitants left the poor local communities still poorer and often without a viable recourse. Ecotourism can be made a most effective instrument in bringing about the balance where local livelihoods actually benefit from improved conservation measures. Researchers have undertaken a study to analyze the socio cultural, environmental and economic impacts from the perception of local community and the role of Eco Development communities in the development of community at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala where Tourism is being managed by Village Eco-Development Committees in six settlements along with the Forest Department.