Should we limit tourism to protect the environment?

Waste and pollution on the wild Danube Delta in Romania, on the beaches of Goa in India, and even on the heights of the Himalayas … More and more exceptional natural sites suffer from increased tourism. A particularly worrying trend that an estimated 1.6 billion is the number of tourists by 2020. Given the risks posed by mass tourism, governments have taken the lead. This is particularly the case of Bhutan, which opened its doors to tourists in 1974, following a policy of “low quantity, high quality.” Thus, each year, only about 7,000 travelers are allowed to enter the territory. One way to control the development of tourism while protecting the environment.

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Umbrellas and swimmers dot Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, March 1955. Photo by CharlesAllmon
Umbrellas and swimmers dot Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, March 1955.
Photo by CharlesAllmon

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