Letter to Editor: 3 Day Tour to Corbett National Park

You are Navtej/Navita, Secretary, Environment Club, Akash Public School, Agra. You, along with a group of students, went on a 3-day tour to 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,

5 March, 20XX

The Editor,
The Hindu,
New Delhi

Subject: The harmful effects of tourism on the Corbett National Park

Dear Sir,

Through the esteemed columns of your daily newspaper, 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 subsequent 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. Excessive trampling of the soil has been reported to have a harmful effect on the natural ecosystem. The tranquility of the habitat, which is so crucial to the resident fauna, is habitually disturbed by the 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. There should be an increase in staff and stricter implementation. The penalty should be implemented for abuse of facilities and allows. Use of only non-polluting fuel should be allowed. It is my humble request that this issue should be immediately be taken up by your esteemed publication to generate further awareness.

Yours sincerely,

Environment Club

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