Furthermore, due to the construction of several district and rural roads within the ACA region, the trekking duration is reduced. Gurung and Magar are the dominant groups in the south, whereas Thakali, Manange and Loba are dominant in the north. Publication of the Parks and Benefits project, Baltic Sea region programme Similarly, litter, particularly the wastes produced by trekkers and hoteliers, is another major concern.
NTNC receives no regular funding support from the government for the operation of ACAP, but has been granted the right to collect entry fees from visiting trekkers.
The ACA area is home to overresidents of different cultural and linguistic groups. An introduction to environmental governance and diplomacy. Thus, taking all these statistics into economic impact analysis, the gross turnover from park entry fee, tourist expenditure and income equivalent or number of jobs created by the ecotourism is given below.
PA-based Tourism is a large and growing part of the economy of many countries.
Goal "To achieve sustained balance between nature conservation and socio-economic improvement in the Annapurna Conservation Area ACA thereby assist National Trust for Nature Conservation in achieving its goal.
During this period there has been a slight decrease in visitor numbers, but we can not be sure if this was due to the fee increment or if a further increase would lead to a further decrease in the number of visitors.
In order to manage ACA more effectively, it has been divided into 7 unit conservation offices - Jomsom, Manang and Lo-Manthang in the trans-Himalayan region and Bhujung, Sikles, Ghandruk, and Lwang on the southern flank of the Annapurna range.
Other areas of focus include programs such as livestock development, sustainable tourism management, motivating women in conservation and development, cultural heritage conservation, and reproductive health.
Tourists competing for resources with local people and aggravating pressure on the natural and socio-cultural environments; Unequal distribution of direct tourism benefits and any moderate tourism income retained at the local level; and Limited local skills and knowledge on tourism management.
Visible proof that the local community are benefiting from tourism includes improved village trails, establishment of child day care centers, income generation activities, supply of drinking water, and local level infrastructure development such as micro-hydro power. NTNC believes that areas such as the ACA will ultimately have to be managed by the local people themselves in perpetuity.
ACA is particularly rich in biodiversity harbouring 1, species of flowering plants, mammals, birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians Baral et al. Similarly, while the focus in upper Mustang, which came under the jurisdiction of ACA inhas been on managing controlled tourism on a sustainable basis, and promoting heritage conservation which is the major tourist attraction.
BCC BCC is actively involved in promoting tourism by contributing to diversifying tourism products exploration of new tourism destinationsgenerating awareness among local people for sustainable tourism management, and providing specific skills training related to tourism like nature guide training.
Number of Trekkers in Annapurna Region Up [online]. Nova science publishers, ISBN There are over 1, lodges, tea shops and hundreds of other subsidiary services to cater to the thousands of trekkers, pilgrims and their supporting staff NTNC, On the other hand, strict protection may create internal displacement and even lead to tragedies such as in Rara National Park Nepal where almost a third of the people who were translocated people from Rara, a mountain region, to lowland Terai died as they did not manage to adapt to this sudden climate change Khadka and Pradhan The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) contains some of the world's highest peaks (> 8,m), the world's deepest valley - the Kali Gandaki Valley, Nepal's largest protected area (7, km2), and Nepal's most popular trekking destination with.
Although the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) has been in place sinceit was only legally recognized as a PA only in with a mandate to protect the environment, manage ecotourism and promote sustainable development.
Ecotourism in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal: Implications for Regional development The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is the largest PA in Nepal covering an area of km2 or hectares (IUCN PA category VI, subject to IUCN verification) that is managed by an autonomous non-governmental organization, the.
purna Conservation Area, Nepal to assess the impacts of Ecotourism and Its Role in Sustainable Development of Nepal. financial management which will help in sustainable development of. Such management would provide livelihood to local people, ensure the conservation of forests, and provide the Nepali state considerable income for general development.
Such management could only be carried out if a governance system for such forest management was developed. Conservation for Sustainable Development: Myth or Reality?
A Case of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Nepal Abstract Natural resources in the Himalayas are depleting at an alarming rate.Download