Tourism, Recreation & Coral Reefs - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

albert
tourism recreation coral reefs n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Tourism, Recreation & Coral Reefs PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Tourism, Recreation & Coral Reefs

play fullscreen
1 / 16
Download Presentation
Tourism, Recreation & Coral Reefs
609 Views
Download Presentation

Tourism, Recreation & Coral Reefs

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Tourism, Recreation & Coral Reefs Elizabeth Halpenny Nature Tourism Solutions / University of Waterloo

  2. Overview • The “Big Picture”: impacts of tourism and recreation • Solutions & case studies

  3. The big picture: Impacts • Tourism and recreation are: - here to stay - big business, largest economic sector - US travel receipts for 2001 were US$72.3 billion

  4. TIAA (1997) 83% of US travelers support “green” travel companies and are willing to spend on average 6.2% more for environmentally responsible travel services and products

  5. The big picture: Impacts • Tourism and recreation are: - here to stay - big business, largest economic sector - US travel receipts for 2001 were US$72.3 billion - diverse (small and large scale companies) (broad range of activities)

  6. The big picture: Impacts

  7. The big picture: Impacts • Positive impacts - income generation for MPAs - income generation for local communities - increased environmental awareness - health benefits to humans from recreational activities

  8. The big picture: Impacts

  9. The big picture: Impacts • Negative Impacts - trampling of corals - siltation - pollution (suntan oil, boat fuel, motor noise, sewage, etc.) - increase fresh water runoff - increase in fish harvesting

  10. The big picture: Review • Tourism & recreation are: • Big business • Entrenched, here to stay • Diverse and complex • Brings positive and negative impacts • Hard to measure, manage, or plan for

  11. Solutions: Case Studies • Hawaii: ReefWatchers; ReefTeachers; Watchable Wildlife Project

  12. Solutions: Case Studies • Florida: Sea Smart, Dive Smart Program; REEF Fish Survey Project; Great American Fish Count

  13. Solutions: Case Studies • California: Coral Parks Program and recreationists guidelines; Protect the Living Reef campaign

  14. Solutions: Case Studies • Kosrae, FSM: Kosrae Village Ecolodge

  15. Solutions Overview • Education and Outreach • Monitoring • Increased understanding of tourism and recreation sector • Guidelines • Financing

  16. Thank you Elizabeth Halpenny Nature Tourism Solutions / University of Waterloo Email: ehalpenny@sympatico.ca & The International Ecotourism Society Web: www.ecotourism.org