Coastal Development and Tourism
NOAA Releases Coastal Population Trends ReportNOAA's National Ocean Service | 26 Mar 2013
If current population trends continue, the already crowded U.S. coast will see population grow from 123 million people to nearly 134 million people by 2020, putting more of the population at increased risk from extreme coastal storms like Sandy and Isaac, which severely damaged infrastructure and property last year. The projection comes from a new report released today from NOAA with input from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Majestic wilderness scenery dwarfs majesty of oceanNew Zealand Herald | 19 Mar 2013
A towering Queen Mary 2 was dwarfed by the huge mountains and stunning landscape as it cruised into the Fiordland National Park. Sitting 62m above the water and measuring 345m long, the cruise liner is the largest passenger ship...
The Antarctic is left defenceless to tourismThe Independent UK | 17 Mar 2013
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labelled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis and is now growing fast, with the number of cruise ship passengers visiting doubling in a year.
Antarctica concerns grow as tourism numbers riseNew Zealand Herald | 16 Mar 2013
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labelled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters.Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis stifled what had been a burgeoning industry.
The fragile bonds between tourism and wildlife (opinion)The Independent UK | 16 Mar 2013
On one hand, the news from this week's Cites conference, held in Bangkok, was good: the international trade in manta rays and five species of sharks has been regulated for the first time, offering protection to extraordinary species including the great hammerhead shark. On the other hand, the news was bleak.
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 3 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
With dramatic reductions in the numbers of whales, sharks, dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other large, enigmatic species observed the world over, the burgeoning eco-tourism industry appeared to be a positive alternative to the problem of our over exploitation of species.
Dead or Alive: The Promise Shark Conservation TourismThe Ocean Foundation | 08 Mar 2013
When many people hear the words "shark" and tourism in the same sentence, the first thing they think of is how to avoid them. Unfortunately these people are missing the opportunity to witness and learn about one of nature's truly astounding creatures.
Port of Tauranga claims super-size winNew Zealand Herald | 06 Mar 2013
The Port of Tauranga says a decision allowing it to make way for super-sized containerships has ended a near four-year battle with iwi - but one defiant opponent says his battle isn't over.
Tauranga port dredging gets green lightNew Zealand Herald | 05 Mar 2013
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has given the green light for Port of Tauranga to widen and deepen its shipping channels, creating space to let in bigger vessels.
Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organizationkosraeconservation.org | 07 Feb 2013
On January 21, 2013, the KCSOs Executive Director Andy George signed a grant agreement with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Foundation. The grant was awarded to Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization (KCSO) in the amount of $10,000.00 to support the Awareness Campaign for Sustainable Management of the Tafunsak Marine Protected Area (TMPA) project.
Tourists drawn to wonders of AntarcticNew Zealand Herald | 14 Jan 2013
Eco-tourism in the Antarctic has spiked in the past decade, and some operators predict locally run tours could eclipse the profits of New Zealand's controversial fishing in the Ross Sea.
Christine Fletcher: Let's lighten footprint around port (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 14 Dec 2012
It is good to see some perspective being brought to the discussions about the footprint of Auckland's port. Similar scrutiny is needed about how we consider the value and future opportunities of the broader marine area, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Small hapu wins big battleNew Zealand Herald | 23 Nov 2012
A tiny hapu has been left "gob-smacked" at winning a battle to stop a United States-owned company from subdividing a third of the country's largest barrier island.
Trust's white cliffs bid successBBC | 07 Nov 2012
The National Trust succeeds in its bid to buy a section of the white cliffs of Dover after it raised £1.2m in an appeal.