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environmental impact
Tourism can cause directly and indirectly - the same forms of pollution as any other industry. For example:
  • air emissions: transport by air, road, and rail is continuously increasing in response to the rising number of tourists and their greater mobility;


  • improper waste disposal can be a major despoiler of the natural environment (rivers, scenic areas, roadsides, etc.);


  • deforestation caused by fuel wood collection and land clearing;


  • fragile ecosystems degradation (e. g. coral reefs);


  • water depletion;


  • visual pollution (e. g. architectural desorder).

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