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Tourism

The Environmental Impact of Tourism

Hear the word 'tourist' and what comes to mind—a man or woman wearing shorts and a pair of Bermuda shorts. Hardly ***** image ***** the typical conservationist. And indeed, the environmental impact of conventional *****urism can be profoundly deleterious to ***** environment. The excess of additional human beings in an area, often human beings with little concern for the local ecosystem can put enormous pressure on envir*****mentally vulnerable areas in terms of the land's ability ***** sustain life. Tourism ***** increase soil erosion, air and water pollution, release additional discharges into the sea, increase ***** rate ***** natural habitat loss, put additional pressure on endangered species' ability to find food and shelter, and ***** an area's vulnerability ***** *****est fires. It often puts a str*****in ***** water resources, and it can force wildlife populations to compete for the use of scarce but critical *****. Oil spills, run offs, and a general ***** of biological diversity from tourist fishing and hunting, and an increase of fossil fuels from planes all are result from tourism's taxation of ***** ecosystem ("Three Main Impact Areas," Environmental *****s of Tourism, 2002).

However, tourism can also contri*****e to directly to the conservation of sensitive *****as and habitats, as revenue from park and entrance fees the money gained from *****urist's infusion of new currency into the area can be allocated specifically to pay for the protection ***** management of the environment ("How Tourism Can Contribute to Conservation," Environmental Impacts of *****, 2002). International ***** reinforces the idea that all persons are a part of a world community and act ***** a reminder of how precious the natural resources of the world can be for all persons, regardless of where they call home. Finally, tourism can provide local ***** with employment in ways that do not tax the ***** resources, such as rampant *****dustrialism, or force *****m to abandon their local cus*****ms and culture ("Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism," Environmental ***** of *****, 2002).

Works Cited

***** Main Impact Areas." Environmental Impacts of Tourism. 2002. Last updated 2001. [17 Feb 2006]
http://www.uneptie.org/pc/tourism/sust-tourism/env-industry.htm

How Tourism Can Contribute to Conservation." Environmental Impacts ***** Tourism. 2002. Last updated 2001. [17 Feb *****]

***** Impacts of *****." Environmental Impacts ***** Tourism. 2002. ***** updated *****. [17 ***** 2006]
http://www.uneptie.org/pc/tourism/sust-tourism/env-*****.htm

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