Ecotourism in Nepal

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The Annapurnas national park, created in Nepal in 1986 is a natural park which has been set up to reduce the effects of tourism. Today, the 1 500 refuges are powered by solar or hydraulic energy for lighting as well as for hot water. Plastic wrapping is limited and automatically recycled. Foreign hikers pay a $25 entry fee and this contributes to financing the project. The local populations take part in awareness programs and training programs and thus take part in the cultural heritage and ecosystem conservation project, through reforestation in particular.

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