Do’s and Don’ts During Ecotourism

Some basic do’s and don’ts of eco-tourism are listed below: 

Do’s

  Carry back all non-degradable litter such as empty bottles, tins, plastic bags etc. These must not
litter the environment or be buried. They must be disposed in municipal dustbins only.
  Observe the sanctity of holy sites, temples and local cultures.
  Cut noise pollution. Do not blare aloud radios, tape recorders or other electronic entertainment
equipment in nature resorts, sanctuaries and wildlife parks.
  In case temporary toilets are set-up near campsites, after defecation, cover with mud or sand. Make
sure that the spot is at least 30 meters away from the water source.
  Respect people’s privacy while taking photographs. Ask for prior permission before taking a
photograph.

 

Don’ts

  Do not take away flora and fauna in the forms of cuttings, seeds or roots. It is illegal, especially in
the Himalayas. The environment is really delicate in this region and the bio-diversity of the region
has to be protected at all costs. 
  Do not use pollutants such as detergent, in streams or springs while washing and bathing. 
  Do not use wood as fuel to cook food at the campsite. 
  Do not leave cigarettes butts or make open fires in the forests. 
  Do not consume aerated drinks, alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicant and throw bottles in the wild. 
  Do not tempt the locals, especially children by offering them foodstuff or sweets. Respect local
traditions. 
  Polythene and plastics are non biodegradable and unhealthy for the environment and must not be
used and littered.

As a traveller, you will have an impact on the environment and culture of the place you are visiting. Here are some rules of thumb to make this impact positive!

Source: Incredibleindia.com 

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