Ecology of Tourism and Tourism Impacts
Year / Semester: 
4th Semester

Block 1

Ecology and Environment

Unit 1 

Ecology and Environment - Definition and Differentiation;  Abiotic and Biotic Components of Environment

Unit 2

Growing Ecological and Environmental Threats – Green House Effect, Depletion of Ozone Layer, Acid Rain, Radio-active Radiations, Pollution and Loss of Bio-diversity etc

Unit 3

Role of ‘Eco-Systems, Ecological Interrelationships’, ‘Food Chains’ and ‘Tropic Levels’ etc,  in maintaining Environmental Quality

Unit 4

Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Resource Use : Relevance vis a vis Compulsion

Block 2

Positive and Negative Impacts of Tourism on Destination Environment

Unit 5

Impacts of Tourism on Ecology and Environment

Unit 6

Social Cost-benefit of  Tourism


Unit 7

Cultural Environment and Tourism


Unit 8

Direct, Indirect and Induced Impacts of Tourism on Destination Economy

Block 3

Tourism - Ecology Interdependence

Unit 9

  Significance  of Destination Ecology and Environment in Sustained Development of Tourism

Unit 10

Role of Tourism in Sustaining Mountain Environment – Case of Himalayas

Unit 11

Tourism, National Parks and Wildlife Conservation – Case Examples

Unit 12

Tourism in Coastal and Island Environments

Block 4
Applied Perspectives of Tourism-Ecology 

Unit 13

Environmental Impact Assessment – Need and Scope

Unit 14

Tourism Carrying Capacity


Unit 15

Role and Contribution of Voluntary Organizations in Promotion of Environment Friendly Tourism

Unit 16

Place of Ecology and Environment in Tourism Policy of India – A Critical Review