Tourism poses serious threat on land crab population in Siargao
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Amid a fast changing landscape, and the continued influx of tourists attracted by ideal surfing conditions here, the population of land crabs has declined in recent months. Bernardo Alciso, 54, a local land crab hunter, said the ongoing decline poses a serious threat not just on his livelihood, but the island’s delicate ecosystem. The drastic decrease in land crab population is not only taking its toll on Alciso’s livelihood, but may also have a negative effect on the coastal ecosystem.
Catoto, R. (2018, January 25). Tourism poses serious threat on land crab population in Siargao. Manila Bulletin, p. B-9.
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