Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 13, Pages: 1036-1043
Monica Andrea Castillo-Aguilar1*, Virginia Roa-Angulo1
1Biology Research Group-GRIB, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, El Bosque University, Avenue 9 # 131a- 02, 110121, Bogotá, Colombia. Tel.: 0057-1-316-8741625
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:22 July 2020, Accepted Date:04 June 2021, Published Date:17 April 2021
Objectives: To present a theoretic proposal involving avitourism and environmental education that contributes to conservation and sustainability of the matrix between urban and natural areas focused in Wetland in Bogotá, Colombia. Methods/statistical analysis: Actor’s analysis was carried out using semistructured interviews and surveys. On-site visits were used to evaluate the current conditions for performing birdwatching activities at Tibabuyes-Juan Amarillo, Jaboque and Córdoba wetlands in the city of Bogotá. Findings: This work considers the connection among birdwatching tourism in wetlands, environmental education and education institutions. Strategies for the creation of environmental awareness in children and wetland sustainability are proposed, including the creation of interpretative pathways with guided tours, workshops, environmental activities and the possibility of volunteer work. Applications: Environmental and financial benefits could be obtained, with proper planning and management.
Keywords: Birdwatching Tourism; Conservation; Environmental Education; Sustainable Management; Wetlands
© 2021 Castillo-Aguilar & Roa-Angulo.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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