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Sustainability in Tourism
November 04, 2011 to November 06, 2011


Click here to download 'Sustainability in Tourism-4-6 Nov 2011-EQUATIONS', 67.2kb.The same can be read below.

Sustainability in Tourism

Organised by Save the Western Ghats Movement, Prakruti, Keystone Foundation, Spice Route Souharda Sahakari and  EQUATIONS

4 November to 6 November 2011, Sirsi


The 3-day workshop, from Nov 4-6, 2011, is being held at Sirsi, a picturesque town in the Western Ghats, in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. The nearest train junction is Hubli and the closest airport is Goa. From both locations, one would need to take road transport/taxi to reach Sirsi – a journey between 2 to 4 hours. On Konkan Railways (trains coming from Delhi. Mumbai, Mangalore & Trivandrum) Kerala) the nearest stations at 2-4 hours road distance are Karwar and/or Kumta.

This workshop is towards sharing of ground realities and experiences of current tourism development in the Western Ghats, as tourism is increasingly being located in natural areas and areas with fragile ecosystems like mountains, hills, coasts, forests and wetlands. Different tourism products like ecotourism, wilderness, wildlife tourism and pilgrim tourism, are growing rapidly in pristine and less accessible forest areas - the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. As a key economic activity in the Western Ghats, due to the rich biodiversity and verdant landscapes, tourism is bound to thrive in this region.
 
However, tourism has received much adverse criticism due to its perceived threat to the environment of the Western Ghats, an ecologically sensitive region and biodiversity hotspot of global importance.

This workshop aims to:

  1. Sharing of ground realities/experiences of current tourism development in the Western Ghat
  2. Role of different stakeholders in tourism: Panchayats, People's movements, Industry etc.
  3. Vision for tourism in Western Ghats & the Way Forward

The detailed schedule is under preparation and shall be communicated ahead of the workshop. For this consultation we are inviting people from a diverse group - people engaged in tourism and people impacted by tourism, civil society, community representatives and movements. A concept note is attached.
 
For further information, contact us:

info@equitabletourism.org
+91-80-23659711 / 23659722
EQUATIONS, Flat no - A2, 1st floor, No 21/7, 2nd Cross, 1st A Main Road, Atmananda Colony, Sultan Palya, R T Nagar Post , Bengaluru - 560032,
Karnataka, India
www.equitabletourism.org