December 3rd, 2011
Fiji – the mysterious archipelago in South Pacific is truly the tourism destination of the 21st century. Despite of being ruled by military junta, Fiji remains a friendly country and it is safe to go there both alone and with kids.
Half a Million Tourists
Due to close proximity the islands are especially favoured by Australians and New-Zealanders. Fiji day tours are pretty much on their leisure agenda. Last year quarter of a million Australians chose it as their holiday destination. Europeans account for more than 60,000 visitors. The total number of visitors is on a rise. If only 290,000 tourists went to Fiji around the turn of the century, eight years has been enough to increase the total visitor count to 585,000. Not bad at all for a country with population of 849,000.
This is nowhere near the maximum capacity of Fiji tourism industry, though. It is estimated that before 2020 the country will welcome at least one million visitors a year. This will put a huge strain on the government and local people.
December 2nd, 2011
Is it currently possible to stop and reverse the damage that is being caused to the planet? If we consider where the world currently stands in terms of resource depletion and greenhouse gas emissions, it’s tempting to think that this situation cannot be improved. However, the WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) has taken a look at where things are today and where they are going and they believe that the world has more than enough sustainable energy and technology.
December 1st, 2011
The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) conducted a four year study of the oceans and seas of the world and determined that by the year 2048, the stock of all fish species currently exploited will collapse. Currently, the stock of about 1/3 of marine species have collapsed and the pace is accelerating drastically.
The main cause is the increase in international commercial fishing without adequate resource planning as there are too many fishing boats in relation to the carrying capacity of the resource. This creates undue pressure on the species while fishing companies continue to make handsome.