This book examines how ecotourism development can help ecologically rich areas to combine economic progress and conservation of natural environment. It focuses on estimating the ecotourism and recreational value of natural environment in Arunachal Pradesh. It explores tourism growth and structure of tourists demand in the region and assesses the potential negative impacts of tourism on its fragile environment. The book discussed how unplanned and inappropriate development can lead to huge loss of natural resources. With proper policy and planning of ecotourism, North East India can usher in a socially acceptable, environmentally sustainable development path. The book may be valuable and useful to environmentalists, research scholars, students of tourism and the policy makers.
Dr. Maila Lama is an Assistant Professor in the Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He did M.A in Economics and Ph. D from the same university. He has to his credit number of research papers in Journals and edited volumes. He is actively engaged in research activities. He has a special interest in tourism economics, environmental economics, agricultural economics and public economics.