Tourism affect global economy positively especially since the index keeps increasing each year. However, there is a cost to pay for it. It is often that tourism cause many problems such as disrespecting the local customs, damaging public facilities, conducting misbehavior in public, and damaging the environment. Those are negative sides of tourism that difficult to overcome. Tourism has positive and negative impact to human. However, the environment is also the one that get affected the most, negatively. Therefore, lots of tourism campaign now encourages people to preserve the nature during a trip. Eco-travel is one of the most encouraging practice now.
Small things to do help preserve nature during your trip
Lots of people think that can leave common sense behind when travel. They end up offending the residents or damaging the environment both unconsciously and consciously. It is great to visit beautiful places when you can feel the nature is still preserved well. However, tourism can lead those places to get exploited. In fact, there are many endanger travel destinations around the world that need saving. Those places are planned to be closed from tourist activity to avoid further damage.
Do Not Litters or Urinate in Publics
There are many common habits tourists develop when travelling that can cause damage to the nature such as urinating in public, throwing rubbish in random places, and many more. Keep in mind that not many people have the privilege of unlimited resources to survive. Many poorer countries are tied up to the natural resources that are not even sustainable. They rely on the forest, minerals, as well as land that can be used for agriculture to survive. Thus, your misconduct during a trip can lead to exploiting their resource. Destroying wildlife habitats and beautiful nature can cause serious damage in the long term.
Choose Destination that Encourages Ecotourism
It is also such a good idea to choose a destination that encourages ecotourism. It is such a great way to conserve the local cultural and biological diversity, as well as promote sustainable use of resource. This way, it will be easier to remind yourself to behave well during your trip. Keep in mind that you can still enjoy the beautiful nature without exploiting it. There are many ways you can do to appreciate the nature without doing causing any damage. You don’t have to preserve nature by doing campaign. You can start from yourself by developing positive habits every time you travel. Let the other see how travel can be enjoyed without causing any trouble to the nature.
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Bring Your Own Bottles
There are many small things you can do to help protect the nature when travelling. For example, bring your own bottled water so you don’t excessively buy bottled water which are made of plastics. It helps prevent plastic waste that is hard to absorb by the soil. You can also be wiser in using mode of transport when travelling. If it is possible for you to walk then do it instead of hailing a cab. Strolling around the place to enjoy your surroundings can be more fun and beneficial to the environment.