Case Study - Ecotourism

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What is ecotourism?
Tourism directed to exotic, often threatened environments, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.
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By what % faster is ecotourism growing compared to conventional tourism?
4%
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Why is ecotourism growing?
increase in global environmental awareness im last 3o years
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Potential problems with ecotourism?
i) carrying capacity? ii) cultural pollution -amazon tribes etc
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what % of tourism does ecotourism account for?
1-2%, growing by 9% a year
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Where is Heron Island?
80km NE of Queensland, Australia in the Great Barrier Reef
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Who is the luxury resort run by?
P & O
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How is this resort an ecotourism experience?
all new arrivals are given a talk on importance of nature & local environment. They're encouraged to learn about the local wildlife from expert guides
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How is it sustainable? (3 reasons)
i) sink water is filtered and used in toilets and to water plabts. ii) Solid waste is removed to Australia mainland. iii) Solar power is used
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