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The Role of Ecotourism in Development of Local Market and Environmental conservation in the Shir-Ahmad wildlife refuge, Iran

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Science, University of Pune, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Geography, University of Pune, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 58-62, July,22 (2014)


Ecotourism is a fast growing industry in all over the world and there are only few number of people may not know about it. It is usually connected to environmental conservation, economic incentives of local people. Ecotourism is the key of successful management and conservation of protected area and natural resources and it is knotted to the well-being of local people by creating job opportunities and promotion of local market. This paper tends to find out the impact of successful local market fluctuation on conservation of the Shir-Ahmad wildlife refuge in Iran. To find out local people satisfaction regarding selling their product a question has been circulated among them. The result reveal that they are not satisfy with the selling of their products and mostly prefer to find out alternate income like hunting animal species or even cutting vegetation cover from the wildlife refuge.


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