Sustainable ecotourism

The mountain areas where these cats live become more accessible to visitors.

The medieval inhabitants of the snow leopard in Asia are also home to various populations. They have something to offer visitors – stunning landscapes, unique culture and biodiversity. Improving the quality of road networks and revenues.

Effective tourism management in the snow leopard habitats makes it possible to provide great experience while improving the living standards of the local population and supporting the conservation of the snow leopard and biodiversity.

This allows people to experience the uniqueness of these highland ecosystems. However, if not controlled, tourism also presents an opportunity for these large and plant animals and the animals that inhabit them.

So that tourism enterprises can use responsible, non-invasive and sensitive methods for ecosystems and local cultures. They can take the form of local guidelines, codes of practice, and regulatory frameworks.

GSLEP supported the creation of a document that sets out a set of principles and recommendations for planning, developing and implementing responsible tourism in snow leopard habitats. It draws on the foundations of the ecotourism sector, which defines ecotourism as “a responsible journey to natural areas, which is a favorable environment and favors the well-being of the local population” (International Ecotourism Society, 1990).

Principles and reccomendations to sustainable ecotourism