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|Title: ||Evaluating Resources and Features Suitable for Ecotourism; a Case Study of Juaboso Bia District|
|Authors: ||Berchie, Gideon|
|Issue Date: ||29-Jul-2014|
|Abstract: ||This study identified and assessed the potential of natural resources Bia in biosphere reserve in the Juaboso Bia District which could be used for tourism. This study assessed resources and features suitable for ecotourism in the Juaboso Bia District.The study revealed that there were many resources in the biosphere reserve which suits ecotourism and the development of tourism. Those include the vegetation, plunge pool and animal species. However, certain illegal activities in the conservational area such as gun shooting, poaching and tree felling among others pose a threat on the survival of animal species in the area as well as the vegetation. It is recommendations that a joint government-private sector partnership arrangement is sort to protect natural resources and improve on ecotourism in the area. Also formation of management committee, improvement of the conditions of service of workers in the Bia conservation area, intensive public education and severe punishment for culprits can help improve ecotourism in the area.
|Description: ||A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Material Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Environmental Resources Management, April-2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Engineering|
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