7.Bangus: The potential ecotourism place of district Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Shazia Lone, R. G. Jaybhaye, Fayaz A. Lone and Malik Asif
Abstract: Tourism is one of the main economic industry of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is worldwide famous for its natural beauty. However, tourism development is limited to a few places in the valley, which is not only restricting socio-economic benefits but also producing negative environmental impacts on these places due to increasing tourist influx beyond carrying capacity. Bangus is an undeveloped tourist destination which offers many attractions to its visitors in terms of scenic beauty, wildlife and amicable climate. Ecotourism development of the place will not only reduce the tourism pressure to developed sites but will also help in socio-economic upliftment of the area. The study aims to explore ecotourism potential of the Bangus. Keywords: Bangus, Ecotourism, Carrying capacity, Scio-economic benefits.