is largely a natural resource based industry and, as such,
it affects air, land and water. It can damage natural
systems if its planning, development and operation are
not properly managed. Unsustainable development in the
coastal zone will lead to a degraded natural environment,
and therefore a degraded resource base for tourism and
accompanying loss of profitability.
tourism development must be sustainable if the tourism
industry is to remain profitable in the long term, as
well take into account the social and environmental needs.
Coastal Development: Coastal development
alters, damages and destroys sea turtle habitats through
nesting beach degradation, seafloor dredging, vessel traffic,
construction, and alteration of vegetation (IUCN MTSG,