Tourists and nature enthusiasts have started thronging the two primary habitat of one-horned rhinoceros in Assam — Kaziranga National Park and Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary — which have been thrown o

A massive wildfire that has charred the northwest edge of Yosemite National Park in California has sent smoke into a scenic and previously unaffected area, obscuring views of popular landmarks on Saturday for tourists who visited the area.

The smoke from the fire, which broke out two weeks ago, spread to the area during a holiday weekend that in the past years has seen the park fill with visitors.

The government has reviewed progress of the lion safari project and directed forest department to complete the project in a year's time.

Unregulated tourism and development activity along beaches like Mandarmani and Digha in West Bengal is killing turtles including the vulnerable Olive Ridleys, say researchers.

Karnataka wants to avoid over-dependence on tiger reserves and is planning to develop its reserve forests to promote sustainable eco-tourism.

State is not averse to allowing 'green resorts'

Karnataka would soon bring out a new eco-tourism policy aimed at decongesting tourism hot spots and attract private investments. Vinay Luthra, CEO, Karnataka Eco-tourism Development Board (KEDB), said the proposed policy is being finalised as per the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) directions.

Maharashtra’s Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), a successful model for tiger conservation, is facing a new problem in the shape of tourists. Camera-toting holidaymakers are shelling out big bucks to local tourist guides to go deep into the core area of the national park for “exclusive” pictures of the big cat.

Wildlife officials posted at the resort say guides ferry tourists in Gypsies deep into the reserve in order to spot a tiger. Once the animal is sighted, these shutter-happy tourists surround it to get close-up shots.

Jaipur: To promote Jhalana Forests as an eco-tourism park, the forest department has proposed a 30km safari route.

“There is a proposal for eco-tourism at Jhalana that would encompass trekking, overnight camping, bird watching and nature camps for tourists as well as students. It is estimated to cost Rs158 lakh. The 30-km safari route, likely to cost Rs 20 lakh, would pass through Neem Gatta, Sikarodhi, Watch Tower, Chitalbada, Lalakund, Kali Mata Temple, shooting range and finally to Jhalana Park-II.

Beginning Wednesday the South Division of the Nilgiris Forest Department will operate special package tours to promote eco tourism in some of the scenic spots under its control.

Even while fighting a legal battle in the Supreme Court, the Gujarat Government, with the support of the Centre, is currently engaged in developing a second “interpretation zone” to enable the visitors to see Asiatic Lions in the wild at its only abode in the Gir sanctuary in the Saurashtra region.

A forest department official said the second “interpretation zone”, a fenced area within the sanctuary, was being developed near Ambardi village in Amreli district on the way to the tourist destination of Diu.