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CASE STUDY ON COMMUNITY BASED ECOTOURISM ACTIVITIES IN APO REEF

Submitted by:
Mona Rizza Romualdo
Dominique Jane Toreja

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Background of the Study
III. Objectives of the Study
IV. Ecotourism and carrying capacity
V. Tourism Activities
VI. Establisment of carrying capacity : Ecotourism as conservation tool for sustainable development VII. Ecotourism and its urban development implications: current scenario and recommendations VIII. Bibliography

IX. Appendices
X. Comprehensive and use plan on tourism

I. Introduction
  In a remote fishing village in the Philippine archipelago, coastal fishers responded to falling fish stocks by working harder to catch them. The combination of dynamite, longer workdays, and more advanced gear caused stocks to fall faster. On the edge of crisis, this small community decided to create a no-take marine sanctuary on 10% of its coral-reef fishing grounds. In these terms the problem occurred not only the fishermen but also the people in the area because they worry about the source of income of most of the residence. The marine activity problems has been observed by the people because they are directly affected and in through the negative impact that affects the people remedial measures should be implemented to stop and avoid larger marine problems.

      One of the goals of Department of Tourism is to protect the marine life sanctuary to increase the number of marine life and conserve the different species. It s necessary to conduct this kind of study to find out the feedbacks of the people in Apo Island in terms of the condition of ecotourism development specifically the marine sanctuary. A study was conducted on how a marine reserve could reverse this situation which proved to be the answer to Apo Island’s dilemma. In the year 1980, conservation guidelines were implemented by the island barangay council and the Dauin Municipal Council which...
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