You are Navtej/Navita, Secretary, Environment Club, Akash Public School, Agra. You, along with a group of students, went on a 3-day tour through Corbett National Park. You found how the tourists abuse the available facilities and thus endanger the' environment. Write a letter in 120 - 150 words to the editor of a national daily highlighting the situation. Suggest ways through which the environment of the Park can be saved.
Akash Public School
2 March 2015
Subject: The harmful effects of tourism on Corbett National Park
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authority to the rampant abuse of available facilities in the Corbett National Park by tourists and the consequent endangerment to the environment.
The tourists not only litter the place with non-biodegradable plastic packets and wrappers but also use wood from the forests for cooking purposes. The excessive trampling of the soil has been reported to have a harmful effect on the natural ecosystem. The tranquillity of the habitat, which is so crucial to the resident fauna, is habitually disturbed by tourists playing loud music in their safari jeeps and during their camps.
The Corbett National Park is the oldest in the country, established in 1936, to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. The public should be made aware of the fact that eco-tourism should not be facilitated at the cost of harming the environment. It is my request that this issue is immediately taken up by your esteemed publication to generate further awareness.