Flashcards in Great Barrier Reef, Sustainable Tourism Deck (9)
In 1980s and 1990s, what led to the rapid rise in tourism?
What percentage did the visitor number increase by in the 1980s?
30% each year
What percentage of the reef's economic output does tourism contribute to?
How much money does tourism create each year here?
Name 3 negative impacts of tourism on the reef?
Coral reefs are easily damaged by pollution which affects the species dependent on them
Tourism disturbs wildlife
Developments for tourism along the coast damage coastal ecosystems
In 2003, what did the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority establish?
A zoning system that describes where certain tourist activities can happen
What do tourist operators have to have?
A permit in order to do certain activities
Tourist operators have to pay an Environmental Management Charge per visitor per day, how much is it?