June 16, 2010

Poachers and Tourism

I found out today that somewhere tourism does have its super effects on conservation.

When poachers are cutting apart a gaur, packing it neatly into packets, separating the leg pieces and carefully skinning it as well, how does tourism come into place.

Tourism scares these poachers away and ethically informs the authorities who take prompt action, ensuring that something good comes out of that innocent gaur.

Tourism keeps illegal fishermen at bay, forcing them to stay away from forest regions as they are scared of information given to the officials.

Today, I witnessed tourism actively protecting my beloved Nagarhole.