Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu > looking at tourism and the impacts and consequences.Also how to manage machu picchu through eco-tourism

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was hidden beneath forests for 100 of years

It was discovered in 1911

Presumed sacred food is grown there

Machu Picchu has been built there specifically because of the sacred Urubamba river

400,000 people visit the site every eyar putting pressure on the site

For the local people (cusco especially) these toursits number are an important part of the economy

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Toursim creates job

More money comes into area. this money can support services and facillities which need developing

New facillities created fro tourists, also benefit the local people 

Entrance fee and taxes on tourism provide Peru with extra governemnt revenue

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Local people cannot affort the entrance fee as it is very high

Tourists walking the Inca Trail, wear away vegetation and cut timber for fuel

Loss of trees and veegtation increases erosion by rain and leads to landslides

Tourists complete with local people for services and facillities

Helicopters are used to bring in tourists and fly over Machu Picchu, disturbing the peaceful qualities of the site.

The Machu Picchu site is being slowly eroded by tourists feet.

Money from tourism does not usually stay in Peru, but goes to the countries where the tourist companies are based.

Jobs in tourism are usually poorly paid.

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Offer local people a fair price for the work they do

Buy fresh local produce

Only allow 500 people up to Machu Picchu a day

Minimise waste, leave no litter

Ensure good working conditions for porters

Keep treking group to a small number (no more than 12)

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