IJIMT 2016 Vol.7(5): 177-182 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2016.7.5.668

Sustainable Tourism Management in the National Chambal Sanctuary, India: Impediments and Opportunities

Nidhi Yadav, Naresh Chandra Sahu, and Dukhabandhu Sahoo
Abstract— In this study, an attempt has been made to investigate the impediments and opportunities of sustainable tourism management (STM) in National Chambal Sanctuary (NCS) through field survey, focused group discussion, participatory observation, and interview. It is found that NCS is facing severe threats such as environmental degradation, human-wildlife conflicts, illegal felling, and lack of coordination among different stakeholders. One of the major challenges facing the STM in NCS is to create mutually acceptable practices for the tourists and the host community. The other challenges for NCS are now to promote environmentally sustainable tourism, ensuring a better standard of living for the local people. Keeping these challenges and opportunities in view, a framework has been developed to explain the process and implementation of STM in the sanctuary, which would be useful to combat the environmental degradation and to adopt the STM in the NCS.

Index Terms— Host community, national chambal sanctuary, sustainable development, sustainable tourism management, tourism impacts.

The authors are with the School of Humanities Social Sciences and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751007 India (e-mail: ny10@iitbbs.ac.in, naresh@iitbbs.ac.in, dsahoo@iitbbs.ac.in).

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Cite: Nidhi Yadav, Naresh Chandra Sahu, and Dukhabandhu Sahoo, " Sustainable Tourism Management in the National Chambal Sanctuary, India: Impediments and Opportunities," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 177-182, 2016.

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