Why are Coastal Regions More “At Risk”?
National Geographic has put together an entire informational site dedicated to educating everyone on how to better reduce your waste, and, become a more ecological person. This especially applies to travelers, because, most of the more at risk areas are by the sea.
Did You Know?
Some 700 species of marine animals have been reported – so far – to have eaten, or, become entangled in plastic.
And, these are only the ones that have been reported! By taking part in sustainable tourism, we are not only reducing the risk of our own impact, but we could also be saving the lives of many marine species, as well.
What Is Sustainable Tourism?
By definition, Sustainable Tourism is:
Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting somewhere as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy. Tourism can involve primary transportation to the general location, local transportation, accommodations, entertainment, recreation, nourishment and shopping. – Wikipedia
For us this new sustainable strategy is more than a marketing stunt: many projects that are being rolled out behind the scenes are aimed at reducing our own footprint – starting from simple policies of paper and plastic usage at the office to upgrading our fleet of vehicles to reduce our carbon and particle emissions.
How Can You Participate?
We are a creator of tourism and thus feel responsible to create opportunities for our guests to participate in sustainable tourism:
- Reduce your usage of single use plastics, by bringing your own bottle, containers, and bags
- Join Sustainable Tours Excursions that support the local communities and animal welfare, and,
- Get involved with local projects helping to improve the environment like beach cleanup projects like Trash Hero Ao Nang.
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