ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Avitourism in Uttarakhand

Avitourism or bird tourism is an emerging sub-sector of ecotourism. While on its face birdwatching appears to be a benign activity, there are various unrecognised and unaddressed aspects to it. Based on fieldwork around the Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, the avitourism discourse is explored and it is argued that avitourism has the potential to counter park-centric and tiger-centric tourism. However, there are many challenges to it due to the lack of sound practices and policies.
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