Philippines closes ‘cesspool’ tourist island of Boracay

Philippines. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care


The Philippines has announced a six-month closure of the popular tourist destination of Boracay over concerns the island’s famous beaches and clear blue waters have been transformed into a “cesspool” due to sustained environmental damage…

Read Full Article; CNN (04-05-2018)

South-east Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism; The Straits Times (03-27-2018)
More popular South-east Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl, despite the risk to tourism revenues and tens of thousands of jobs…


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