Great Barrier Reef- Globalisation

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1. What is sustainable tourism?

  • To make the maximum amount from the area.
  • Finding a balance between the limits and use of the environment, to ensure that tourism does not damage the initial attraction
  • Finding a scheme that ensures the area is environment is okay for the next 5 years.
  • To make it economically viable.
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2. How are the coral reefs damaged?

  • Waste and litter
  • All of these
  • Boat pollution and anchors
  • Divers stepping on coral, and breaking it off

3. What would happen if tourism was unsustainable?

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

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

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

5. What is the Environmental Management Charge and how much is it?

  • AU$500 per month: Each tourist operator pays this to GBRMPA for research and management
  • AU$35 per trip: Each tourist operator pays this to GBRMPA for research and management
  • AU$3.50 per visitor: Each tourist operator pays this to GBRMPA for research and management
  • AU$350 per year: Each tourist operator pays this to GBRMPA for research and management

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