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Tourism has few chances to be fully sustainable in the future, because every involved business has its own workflow and they influence other ones, in an everlasting cycle. However, the industry is constantly evolving and looking for new ways to implement sustainable practices, becoming gradually safer for the planet.
Today, we will provide you with a useful-brief tourism guide for you to visit the most sustainable spots in marine life.
For the effect of this article, we will focus solely on organizations that are in close interaction with marine life and make tourism activities with the minimal impact possible on their ecosystems:
This organization has conservation techniques highly precise and strict. Their staff is super committed to the tourist respect for marine life. They perform eco-days and do not accept cigarette butts or any kind of trash to be thrown away over their boats. With then, you will be able to see a considerable selection of species such as whale sharks, hawkbill turtles, box fish, and more.
This is a small family business that centers its jobs to protect white flippered penguins in Akaroa town. They run activities to prevent the penguin extinction that includes monitoring, predator trapping, penguin recovery, and knowledge spread. They also make ecotours framed within their conservation efforts, and an expert guide from their staff will take you for a natural looking at the penguin territory. The tours are zero-invasive and the money you pay makes a direct contribution to support their preservation activities.
Their staff could be as strict as the one from Big Blue Diving, they firmly adhere to their conservation rules and standards and encourage the group of tourists to follow them. Their tours are perfect for knowing more about the Cancun ecosystem while making a close watch on the Whale Sharks and their environment.
Hervey Bay - Australia
Humpback whales are considered hugely easygoing with human beings, however, sometimes they can be stressed and that causes interruptions in their feeding and communication patterns. Therefore, driving boats near them must be done in a cautious way. Hervey Bay has been recognized as the first Whale Heritage in the world, and that is why the navigation boats are extremely regulated there in an attempt to protect the thousands of Whales that immigrate there yearly.
This reserve is specialized in the conservation of Manta Rayas. The Manta Trust, the greatest organization in charge of research and protection of Manta Rays is originally from Maldives. They helped to instrument the Maldives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) management plan in 2012; and since then, sustainable tourism practices and strong regulations have been followed for the survival of the species. It is all about a complete tourist law that includes fishing bans, scuba diving, scheduled entrance days for boats, speed limits, and number of tourists. Overall, the practices are helping to reduce the disturbance Manta rays may have due to the tourist visit.
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