In June 2009, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India launched Green Hiker Campaign for promoting responsible adventure tourism in the Himalaya. WWF introduced colorful bookmarks, coasters, posters and a green hiker pocket booklet “Green Hiking in the High Altitude Himalayas.” The campaign offers following green hiking tips:
Trek in single file.
Pitch camp thirty (30) meters away from water bodies.
Do not burn plastics.
Do not feed animals…
Read full green hiking tips at http://wwfindia.org/about_wwf/critical_regions/high_altitude_wetlands/green_hiker/what_you_can_do/green_hiker_tips/.
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI), The Mountain Cleaners (MC), The Himalayan Club (HC) and Lonely Planet Magazine-India (LPMI) have already joined the campaign. You can also join the campaign, http://wwfindia.org/about_wwf/critical_regions/high_altitude_wetlands/green_hiker/what_you_can_do/register_green_hiker/.