Six months to save Boracay
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Sustainable Tourism Development has been the subject of both international and domestic discourse, and is particularly important when the life cycle of many tourist destinations, including Boracay, is at risk of irreversible collapse. In his study, “A New Approach to Sustainable Tourism Development,” Frederico Nato has cautioned developing countries and pointed to evidence how over-exploitation and over-development has caused many tourist destinations irreversible damage arising from environmental degradation and consequent loss of revenues.The problem hounding Boracay has been persistent for over two decades — presence of algal bloom along Boracay’s shoreline has become more frequent and pronounced. The phenomenon, which at the onset could only be observed for a week, turned into months.
Lamentillo, A. M. Y. (2018, April 28). Six months to save Boracay. Manila Bulletin, p. 11.
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Ecotourism; Environmental restoration; Developing countries; Environmental degradation; Algal blooms; Sewage treatment; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Environmental Management Bureau (EMB); Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Nato, Frederico; Villar, Mark; Duterte, Rodrigo
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