Negative impacts of tourism on the environment

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Over the past four decades, there has been much research on the negative environmental effects of tourism. The UNWTO reports that tourism grew 5% in 2018 to reach 1.4 billion total international tourist arrivals with tourism exports amounting to USD 1.7 trillion [1]. Tourism Read More

Positive impacts of tourism on the environment

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The tourism industry indeed has several positive impacts on the environment. While most people think of tourism as travel for leisure and holidays, the United Nations World Tourism Organization [1] further assert that ‘tourism is a social, cultural, economic phenomenon which entails the movement Read More

Sustainable tourism in Mauritius

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The tourism sector of Mauritius Located in the subtropical belt of the equator, the island of Mauritius is subject to a mild, tropical, maritime climate and attracts tourists from various parts of the world throughout the year. In fact, the tourism sector has been Read More

What is global warming?

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The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (2018) defines warming as ‘an increase in multi-decade global mean surface temperature above pre industrial levels’ and more specifically as ‘an increase in combined surface air and sea surface temperatures averaged over the globe, over Read More

The negative impacts of humans on the environment

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Ever since humans have walked on the Earth, they have changed the environment in one way or another, certainly not to harm or destroy it but rather to be more comfortable. Humans have reshaped the environment through agriculture, travel and urbanization and more recently, Read More

Poaching – the cruelty driven business

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During these recent years, there has been a mobilization around the world to help fight a problem that is getting as dangerous as drug trafficking. Wildlife poaching is causing a baffling decline in the number of animal species in the wild. Iconic creatures like Read More

Maritime laws of Mauritius

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The maritime law or the admiralty law relates to all the legal practices concerning maritime activities. It is a set of rules and regulations that span from the legitimate licensing of ships to private marine exploration for a particular nation. On the other hand, Read More