Guidelines for Tourism In and Around Tiger Reserves Preamble. These Guidelines are framed under section 38-O (c) of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
Guidelines for Tourism In and Around Tiger Reserves Preamble , Whereas, healthy natural ecosystems are critical to the ecological well-being of all living entities, and especially for the economic security of people. Tourism in the form of Eco tourism has the potential to enhance public awareness, education, and wildlife conservation, while providing nature-compatible local livelihoods and greater incomes for a large number of people living around natural ecosystem which can help to contribute directly to the protection of wildlife or forest areas, while making the local community stakeholders and owners in the process.
Whereas, the Central Government considers it necessary to lay down a framework Guidelines on the selection, planning, development, implementation and monitoring of tourism in tiger reserves of the country with a view to recognize that tiger reserves and their landscapes are diverse, specific State Tourism and Eco tourism Strategies to be developed by the concerned State Governments and Tourism and Eco tourism Plans to be developed by the concerned Authorities.
These Guidelines are framed under section 38-O (c) of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, (WLPA), the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, (FRA), Panchatyat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, (PESA) and Part IX of the Constitution of India, besides other laws in force. These Guidelines are in consonance with the Guidelines of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger.
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