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Arunachal promotes community biosphere reserve and tourism

Itanagar, Sat, 29 Oct 2011 ANI

Itanagar, Oct 29 (ANI): The Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh has created a community biosphere reserve, the first of its kind in India, to preserve their pristine environment and promote eco tourism in the state.


It's an endeavor by the Adi tribe of Simong village that has brought an international NGO to assist them in creating a Community Biosphere Reserve. he aim of the Adi tribe is not only to conserve their environment and traditions through voluntary community action but also to tackle the problem of unemployment, by promoting tourism in the region.


"Definitely, if eco tourism is there, if it is flourishing, there will be employment generation, means engagement of the people, the youth and everybody in meaningful activities which means that they will not deviate from other harmful detrimental activities," said Nalong Mize, member, Future Generations Arunachal


Located on the strategically important Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh is home to more than five hundred different varieties of flora and fauna.


Community Biosphere Reserve is a unique initiative as it is for the first time a tribal community in the country has taken such a step. (ANI)


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