publication . Article . 2014

Impacts of Eco-tourism on Ethnic People: A study on Lawachara National Park, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Md. Moniruzzaman Muzib;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Journal of Global Economy, volume 10, issue 1 March, pages 61-69
This research work seeks the impacts of Ecotourism on ethnic people of Lawachara National Park, Kamalganja, Moulvibazar, Sylhet. Empirical data has been collected through survey & FGDs from the residents of two villages called Khasi Punji and Dulahajra of this park.Observed evidences show that foremost influence of Ecotourism fall on economic aspects of ethnic life. Income level has been increased compare then before after establishing eco-park in this forest. People become involve with various new job besides their traditional occupation. Different NGOs are working here for make them economically empower. Correspondingly, eco-park originates few positive change...
free text keywords: Ecotourism, Ethnic People, Economic Change, Socio-cultural Change, Environmental conservation, Bangladesh, jel:Q3, jel:Z1
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