Environmentally Sustainable Tourism Problem and Prospects in Bangladesh: A Study on Coastal Region at Cox’s Bazar

Abul Kalam, Md. Anwar Hossen


Coastal region in Bangladesh is always includes floodplains mangroves marshes and fringing coral reefs. Tourism is considered as the world’s largest and rapid growing industry of modern business world. But tourism industry is directly related to the environment. The quality of the environment, both natural and man-made is essential to tourism. The negative impacts of tourism development can gradually destroy environmental resources like loss of marine resources due to destruction of coral reefs overfishing pollution of marine and freshwater resources soil degradation and loss of land resources, air pollution, natural hazards and sea level rise and climate change. Environmental Education must be nurtured from root level to the last day of life to provide the best fruit of sustainable development. This study focuses on the guidelines of the way and contents of different level of environmental Education. Environmentally educated society can carry out the sustainable tourism development of coastal Bangladesh.

Keywords: Sustainable Tourism Development, Sustainable Coastal Zone, Eco-tourism, Coastal Tourism., Environmental Impacts.

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