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Tourism pressures: Five places tackling too many visitors. Foreign travel advice. Tourism and Recreational Impacts. Recreational activities can harm coral reefs through: Breakage of coral colonies and tissue damage from direct contact such as walking, touching, kicking, standing, or gear contactBreakage or overturning of coral colonies and tissue damage from boat anchorsChanges in marine life behavior from feeding or harassment by humansWater pollutionInvasive speciesTrash and debris deposited in the marine environment Snorkel, Scuba and Trampling Top: Careless diver damaging corals in Manado, Indonesia.

Tourism and Recreational Impacts

IMPACT Series: The Effects of Tourism on Culture and the Environment in Asia and the Pacific. Tourism and Heritage Site Management, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2004.

IMPACT Series: The Effects of Tourism on Culture and the Environment in Asia and the Pacific

Printed version is available upon request. Please contact Culture Unit, UNESCO Bangkok. Cultural Tourism and Heritage Management in the World Heritage Site of the Ancient Town of Hoi An, Viet Nam.

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Kenya. China. Indonesia. Thailand. Madagascar. Mexico. Hawaii. India. Cuba. Japan. Costa Rica. Nepal. Austraila. New Zealand. Sri Lanka. Peru. Egypt. Belize.