TOURISM FOR A CAUSE

Philippine Tatler Traveller - - Appetite | Sustainable Table -

Self-con­fessed eco-geeks and pas­sion­ate divers An­drew and Marit Min­ers founded Misool Eco Re­sort in Raja Am­pat, In­done­sia with sus­tain­able tourism in mind. The pri­vate is­land is home to the rich­est ma­rine di­ver­sity in the world, one that ma­rine bi­ol­o­gist Dr. Mark Erd­mann says “is im­prov­ing rather than de­clin­ing.” This is only pos­si­ble with the joint ef­fort of the own­ers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity and their com­mit­ment to up­hold mea­sures that have pre­vented over­fish­ing through “no-take” con­ser­va­tion zones and em­ploy­ing pa­trol rangers who guard the wa­ters from il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties such as shark finning.

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