Pakistan will launch its first ecotourism village in the mountains of Kaghan Valley in March, says Malik Amin Aslam.
Ecotourism involves responsible travel and sustainable transport, conserving the environment, and improving the wellbeing of locals in an area. Its purpose is both to educate the traveler and to provide funds for ecological conservation and to benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities.
Pakistan’s first ecotourism village in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will abide by a zero-waste policy, the advisor said.
“The ecotourism project is a unique and practical way which would reduce the environmental footprint of the tourism industry in Pakistan,” Aslam said this week. “It will educate not only the hospitality sector but also engage the local community for their livelihood uplifting.”