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Title: The impact of eco-tourism on local communities in national parks: a case study of Mt. Elgon national park, Uganda.
Authors: Mukenge, Ronald
Keywords: eco-tourism
local communities
national parks
Issue Date: Apr-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
Abstract: Tourism is the fastest growing industry, which offers massive advantages to both the local and global society. Ecotourism has been defined as environmentally responsible, enlightening travel and visitation to relatively undisturbed natural areas in order to enjoy and appreciate nature accompanying cultural features both past and present) that promotes conservation, has low visitor impact, and provides for beneficially active socioeconomic involvement of local populations (Ceballos-Lascurain, 1996). This study is aimed at investigating the impact of eco-tourism on the local communities around Mt. Elgon National Park in Mbale Uganda. The purpose of the study was to increase eco-tourism in order to increase the benefits to the local communities such as the Sabiny, Badadiri, and the marginalized Ndorobos Find out the effect of conservation and sustainable practices on local communities in and around Mt. Elgon National Park. To establish the socioeconomic benefits of natural areas to local communities in and around Mt. Elgon National Park, To determine the factors hinder ecotourism in and around Mt. Elgon National Park. In conclusion, the findings revealed that the targeted were both male and female are from different departments in the Mt. Elgon National Park. The findings revealed that male were found to be the majority making 69% and female 31%. The information above indicates the number of male respondents in comparison to the female respondents visited. The age of the respondents shows that the majority of people in the industry are young. The older generation is reducing to give chance to young and energetic people to do the job. The presence of the older generation is also important for their experience in the job is inevitable. Recommendation Running a campaign in multiple markets means you will have to be particularly disciplined about tracking results. The campaign manager is a good person to coordinate this. Get buy-in from in-market teams on these targets. Share these metrics early and share, them all.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the College of Business and Management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Bachelors Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management of Kampala International University Uganda
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