Environmental Impacts of Behavior of Local Tourists in the context of Yala National Park in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Rubasinghe, J.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-18T04:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-18T04:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other UWU/HTE/09/0029
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/1145/UWULD%20HTE%2009%200029-04042019114248.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Yala national park is a non-valuable natural resource of Sri Lanka. It is the second largest protected area which includes bio diversities, environmental systems, endemic flora and fauna and so on. Meanwhile the tourism industry of Sri Lanka has stepped up to a glamorous stage in present context after the 30 years terrible war of the country. Large number of local and foreign tourist who are interested on wild life tourism, are visiting most of places in Sri Lanka and Yalanational park has become a tourism hotspot among them. In accordance with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority more than 68 per cent of Yala visitors are local tourists. In present scenario many media report that various negative environmental impacts have been occurred inside the Yalanational park due to the behavior of the visitors. This study is based on the environmental impacts of behavior of local tourists in the context of Yalanational park Sri Lanka. Objectives of this study are to find out those awkward behaviors of the locals within the national park and after analyzing them suggest a sustainable frame work for the Yalanational park. Data has been collected by observation at the national park for three separate days and conducting twenty interviews with park guides, jeep drivers and the park warden. Throughout above methods number of derogatory behaviors of local tourists have been detected and categorized them according to the nature of the inadaptable behavior; such as ; i. Over visitation. ii. Disturbance to the wild life. iii. Exceeding the time limits of visitation. iv. Pollution inside the park. v. Violation of park rules by vehicles vi. Dilemma occurred with camping. vii. Animal deaths resulting from vehicle accidents. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Hospitality, tourism And Events Management Degree Programme en_US
dc.title Environmental Impacts of Behavior of Local Tourists in the context of Yala National Park in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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