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2. Tourism negatively effects one local population particularly- who?

  • The local indigenous people- they fish and have ceremonial activities on the reef.
  • The local shopkeepers- they cannot keep up with the amount of business they get.
  • The residents- the roads are filled with congestion all year round.
  • The fishing industry- its more economically viable to complete boat trips than fish.

3. What would happen if tourism was unsustainable?

  • Tourism would remain being the largest commercial activity for the Reef.
  • The money generated would stay level.
  • It would destroy the reef, essentially self-destructing the tourism market as people would no longer visit.
  • It would begin to struggle, but it would continue as people would still want to visit even when it is no longer beautiful.

4. How is fishing strictly regulated?

  • They can only catch fish more than 10cm long.
  • They have to obtain permits, which are limited.
  • There is not a limit on boats, instead each has a quota of what they can catch.
  • All of these.

5. What important natural feature has been destroyed?

  • The once largest seagrass area in the world- 25,000km long
  • Mangrove forests which act as a natural sea defence
  • The prominent sea stack which was once a national monument
  • The traditional fishing harbour in Cairns.


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