A top nature conservation organisation says it is working closely with the private sector to bring the true benefits of eco-tourism to the conservation efforts in the country.
The Field Ornithological Group of Sri Lanka (FOG), which is an affiliate of Birdlife International, says true eco-tourism is not just a bunch of tourists going on a game drive.rn
rnldblquote Eco tourism in its purest form, is environment sound, conservation benefiting and community contributing,
dblquote says Prof Sarath Kotagama a member FOG.rn
rnldblquote The problem is that if the persons who are doing dont understand that they would not do that. The fortunate thing about eco tourism is that one can hoodwink only once,
dblquote he says.rn
rnThis years Karunaratne memorial ornithological exhibition organized by FOG to be held at the Colombo University from May 5-9, deals with the theme of birds and eco-tourism.rnrnrn