Lessons Learned: Impacts of Coastal and Ocean Tourism

Lessons Learned: Impacts of Coastal and Ocean Tourism

This webinar originally aired on 11 June 2015.

Coastal resort and cruise tourism are the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry, and uncontrolled, large scale tourism development is causing an array of environmental damage to beaches, coastal waters, and some MPAs. In addition, coastal & marine tourism is both a contributor to and victim of climate change. This presentation  examines some of these problems, as well as efforts by industry innovators to construct and operate coastal and marine tourism in ways that minimize environmental impacts and mitigate and adapt to climate change.

This webinar was presented by Martha Honey, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), and it was co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, the EBM Tools Network, and MPA News.

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