Environmental Impacts of Tourism in Developing Nations

Environmental Impacts of Tourism in Developing Nations

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Environment & Agriculture for 2019.

Ravi Sharma (Symbiosis Institute of International Business, India) and Prakash Rao (Symbiosis Institute of International Business, India)
Release Date: September, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 348
ISBN13: 9781522558439|ISBN10: 1522558438|EISBN13: 9781522558446|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5843-9


In the face of rapid industrialisation in the last few decades, the tourism economy has blossomed into a major industry with positive impacts such as economic growth, infrastructure development, employment, and income generation. However, tourism brings negative environmental effects such as degradation of landscapes and habitats, increased vulnerability of avifauna and wildlife, and pollution leading to the decline of species.

Environmental Impacts of Tourism in Developing Nations is a pivotal reference source that explores some of the critical challenges faced in the tourism economy particularly with regard to the impacts on the environment in developing nations. It also explores the impact tourism plays in the biophysical environment such as the issue of climate change. While highlighting topics such as environmental justice, ecosystems, and ecotourism, this book is ideally designed for academicians, policymakers, environmentalists, tourism professionals, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the environmental and economic impacts of tourism.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Economic Development
  • Ecosystems
  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental Justice
  • Nature Tourism
  • Tourism Activity
  • Wildlife Tourism

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ravi Sharma is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy and Environment with Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) under Symbiosis International University, Pune, India. Masters of Science in Zoology with Environmental Sciences and Toxicology as specialization in 2003 and Ph.D. in Forestry under discipline Forest Ecology and Environment from Forest Research Institute University (FRIU), Dehradun, India. He was also awarded Junior Research Fellowship (2003-2005) from University Grants Commission (UGC) during his research tenure with Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal. Academic area of interest is in subjects of Zoology, Environmental Sciences, GIS, and Ecology. The academic experience at higher education level is more than 8+ years. His research focus is Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecotourism and Sustainability, Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Monitoring. He is engaged in research and academic activities at University level. IRCA approved Lead Auditor for ISO- 14001:2015.
Prakash Rao has 35 years of experience in the field of energy and environment management with interests in climate change and sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bombay and has coordinated several multidisciplinary projects ranging from natural resources to climate change and energy. Has published around 86 research papers, notes and book chapters in peer reviewed international journals and books including several articles in magazines. He contributes in an advisory capacity to the corporate sector on environmental sustainability issues. He is also the Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Dr Rao has published four books and recently a book on water and climate change with IGI Global Publishers, USA. He is currently the Deputy Director and Head of the Energy and Environment Programme at Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB),a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India.