threats to daintree

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  • Threats to Daintree
    • Tourism
      • worth A$141.7 million a year
      • created 3500 jobs
      • fast growing industry
        • 1983- 17000 tourists. 2002- 436000 tourists
        • over night visitors are increasing faster that day visitors
    • Port Douglus
      • increasing numbers has caused changes
        • large super market in centre of village in 1999
          • competition for local shops
        • rising house prices
        • composers for new resorts
    • three main limits to development
      • ferry crossing limits traffic
      • no mains electricity north of river
      • local services can only support small local population
    • habitat change
      • land for agriculture


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