Galapagos Island – Ecotourism Tourism Homework

Galapagos Island – Ecotourism Tourism Homework


Tourism is rising. Did you know, that in
2018, there was a record 1.4 billion tourist arrivals around the world. If
every one of those tourists visited without any regard for the environment,
it will be impossible to sustain. I want to keep tourism alive, but to do that, we
need to do it while thinking about the environment at the same time. Let’s talk
about the Galapagos Islands. These islands are famous for their rare
species of plants and animals, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in
the world. This is because these islands are isolated from the rest of the world’s landmass, which has allowed the plants and animals to evolve in their own way
for hundreds of thousands of years so it is very important that we protect the
island’s natural wildlife. There are many strict rules for tourists
on the Galapagos Islands to limit the number of visitors, restrict where they can go,
and educate them about the islands and their unique evolutionary heritage. This
helps to manage tourism and allow the plants and animals on the island to
thrive. Despite this, the islands still have issues from oil spills via boats and pollution the islands water supply, which
is put under pressure by tourists. So, now you may be asking: what am I
trying to achieve with this video? I’m trying to raise awareness about
unsustainable tourism. It would be fantastic if the next time you went on
holiday, maybe pick up some litter you find on the floor, use businesses that
benefit the local people and be mindful of the wildlife that you visit.

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