CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Tourism and Biodiversity. 3. Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation. 4. Population and Biodiversity. 5. Biodiversity, Conservation and Tourism Industry. 6. Key Decisionmakers regarding tourism industry. 7. The Relationship of Tourism development to biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use energy and water resource: A Stakeholder framework. 8. Toursim, Livelihoods, Biodiversity, Conservation and the Climate change factor in Africa. 9. Tourism and Biodiversity: The Balearic Experience. 10. Towards sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean. 11. Wildlife and Tourism: The Gibraltar situation. 12. Biodiversity and Tourism in the framework of the conservation on biological diversity: (The case of the Tayrona national park, Colombia) 13. Tourism and Bidiversity in St. Lucia. 14. Impact of Ecotourism on Biodiversity: (An Ecological evaluation of II Ngwesi Community conservation project) 15. Integrating tourism management into biodiversity conservation in marine protected areas. 16. Biodiversity profile of India. 17. Biological diversity and Tourism International guidelines for sustainable Tourism.
Tourism emerged as the largest global industry of the 20th century. In the new millennium global economy will be governed by technology, Telecommunication and tourism. Tourism has potential to create the maximum number of jobs. According to an assessment, in India alone, 100 million additional jobs will be created by the Tourism industry in the next 25 years. It helps to earn valuable foreign exchange. There has been rate race among the developed and developing countries to expand tourism indiscriminately, which has resulted, in severe cultural and ecological damages to the host country.