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The draw of healthy, biodiverse coral reefs compels many divers to travel around the world but, as divers, we know all too well that our reefs are under threat. We also know that divers offer some of the world’s most passionate voices for marine conservation and ocean protection. By Samantha Craven. Read more.

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Conscious consumers want more information about green hotels, but is peer-to-peer review the best way to validate good practice?

Hanging a ‘do not disturb’ sign on a hotel door almost always assures your privacy when away on holiday or business. But does hanging a used towel back on its rack assure your green preferences? Does this simple action mean you’ve played your part in being a sustainable hotel guest, or will housekeeping wash your towel anyway? Kathryn M. Werntz. Read more.

 

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Creating greater awareness of the consequences of tourism in Macao and the legacy that will be passed on to the next generation – increasing responsible behaviour within tourism development

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We are constantly confronted on the news now of issues of global warming and destruction of natural habitats and resources. How tourism is managed and planned will also have consequences on the environment and the communities within this. The United Nations Environment Programme in 1995 stated sustainable consumption as ‘the use of services and related products which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life-cycle so as not to jeopardize the needs of future generations.’ — Glenn McCartney. Read more.

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