'Congested Boracay': Island can only carry 55,000 people at a time
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A study on the carrying capacity of Boracay Island indicates that the famed tourist destination can only host a maximum of 19,000 tourists at a time. The study conducted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (DENR-ERDB) and the University of the Philippines at Los Baños also showed that the maximum carrying capacity of the island is 55,000 people including population, workers, and tourists. The study was part of the 6-month closure of Boracay to give way to its rehabilitation.
Angelo, F. A. L. (2018, September 5). 'Congested Boracay': Island can only carry 55,000 people at a time. The Daily Guardian, pp. 2, 14.
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Environmental restoration; Ecotourism; Environmental protection; Recreation; Water quality; Water quality control; Governments; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB); University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF); Año, Eduardo
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