Coastal Development and Tourism
Sustainable Tourism Meeting Highlights Challenges for SIDSInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 18 Nov 2013
Samoa outlined challenges for small island developing States (SIDS) in promoting sustainable tourism, at an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 'Sustainable Tourism: Ecotourism, Poverty Reduction and Environmental Protection' at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 29-30 October 2013.
Northland Te Arai beach development approvedNew Zealand Herald | 14 Nov 2013
A controversial Northland beach property development has been approved. Hearings commissioners appointed by Auckland Council have just released their decision on the coastal development at Te Arai south of Mangawhai - 100km north of Auckland. The development was strongly opposed by some locals, concerned about endangered species and their habitats.
Sea Turtles of the Yucatan Peninsula (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 12 Nov 2013
The green turtle emerged directly in front the research station run by Flora, Fauna y Cultura de Mexico, a local sea turtle organization and partner of SEE Turtles. To give the turtle the space she needed to dig, we moved up the path, only to have the turtle follow us. Eventually though, she changed her mind and returned to the water without nesting.
Coastal homes battle heats upNew Zealand Herald | 22 Oct 2013
Two families have been accused of blocking a hapu from developing its coastal Northland property but those families say they are out to protect the environment and threatened shorebirds.
Megacities and the Coast: Risk, Resilience and Transformation (Book)routledge.com | 30 Sep 2013
Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It presents the international policy and academic community with an unbiased and high quality assessment of the state-of-the art in areas of social-ecological systems interaction.
EARTHCARE and Biminites on Bimini proposed cruise ship terminalthebahamasweekly.com | 30 Sep 2013
EARTHCARE is very concerned by the revelations in the press regarding the development plans for Bimini. Several Environmental Organizations have been trying to find out if there is an Environmental Impact Assessment completed for the proposed development.
Fellows Establish Market-based Conservation Strategiesthekinshiplens.com | 24 Sep 2013
From April 11-20, 2013, a team of nine conservationists from three countries convened on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas to evaluate two properties either at-risk for or undertaking traditional development models to consider alternative and specific market-based conservation strategies.
Al Gillespie: Surf hotspots getting tough break (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 15 Aug 2013
More than 200,000 Kiwis and 30,000 tourists surf in New Zealand. Yet despite being part of a massive cultural influence, when it comes to decision making, the interests of these people are commonly ignored.
NOAA Study Helps Identify Wind Energy Development Sites in New YorkNOAA's National Ocean Service | 26 Jul 2013
Recently, the state of New York released the New York Department of State Offshore Atlantic Ocean Study describing the physical, biological, wildlife, and geographic characteristics of the offshore Atlantic Ocean adjacent to New York.
Shark tourism expected to double as fishing value declinesGuardian Unlimited | 31 May 2013
Sharks swimming free in the oceans may soon become more valuable as tourist attractions than when caught, sliced up and served in soup, according to a global study published on Friday. The study urged better protection for the fish, from Australia to the Caribbean, to reduce catches of an estimated 38ma year to meet demand for shark fin soup, mainly in China.
NOAA Releases Coastal Population Trends ReportNOAA's National Ocean Service | 26 Mar 2013
If current population trends continue, the already crowded U.S. coast will see population grow from 123 million people to nearly 134 million people by 2020, putting more of the population at increased risk from extreme coastal storms like Sandy and Isaac, which severely damaged infrastructure and property last year. The projection comes from a new report released today from NOAA with input from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Majestic wilderness scenery dwarfs majesty of oceanNew Zealand Herald | 19 Mar 2013
A towering Queen Mary 2 was dwarfed by the huge mountains and stunning landscape as it cruised into the Fiordland National Park. Sitting 62m above the water and measuring 345m long, the cruise liner is the largest passenger ship...
The Antarctic is left defenceless to tourismThe Independent UK | 17 Mar 2013
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labelled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis and is now growing fast, with the number of cruise ship passengers visiting doubling in a year.
Antarctica concerns grow as tourism numbers riseNew Zealand Herald | 16 Mar 2013
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labelled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters.Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis stifled what had been a burgeoning industry.
The fragile bonds between tourism and wildlife (opinion)The Independent UK | 16 Mar 2013
On one hand, the news from this week's Cites conference, held in Bangkok, was good: the international trade in manta rays and five species of sharks has been regulated for the first time, offering protection to extraordinary species including the great hammerhead shark. On the other hand, the news was bleak.
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 3 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
With dramatic reductions in the numbers of whales, sharks, dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other large, enigmatic species observed the world over, the burgeoning eco-tourism industry appeared to be a positive alternative to the problem of our over exploitation of species.