Since returning from Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands last summer, I have become more and more conscious of how these areas are being affected by tourism. Both destinations are highly regulated and are still at risk from a potentially controllable source, human beings. The presence of people in the Galapagos Islands has two sources: migration from the mainland and tourism. Humans are not the only threat. Non-native species, such as rats, dogs, cats, and goats, like rats, dogs, cats, and goats, are not rare or deadly in themselves, but when placed on fragile Islands where life took years to adapt, have caused dramatic effects.
I started researching sustainable travel. I found some really well done and informative sites. So instead of reinventing the wheel, I’m going to provide links to the websites.
CharlieOnTravel writes about Sustainable Travel and provides lots of insight on topics from Eco-Friendly Packing to How To Carbon Offset Flights. Click on the HOME link below.
An interesting article below on whether tourism can ever be sustainable.