Are you a sustainable tourist?
If you have stepped foot on Turtle Island, also referred to as ‘The Rock’ or simply ‘Koh Tao’, you would have noticed that the Thai locals as well as many long-stay expats care for its environment and its future preservation. Like any tourist destination, high visitation numbers can result in environmental damage, in some cases irreversible. Unfortunately we often witness tourists visiting Koh Tao who do not look after its environment.
At Big Blue Freediving we are proud that Big Blue Diving’s conservation department, managed by our very own Marine Biologist Rachel Linarts, works hard to rectify and prevent any damage that has been or may be made by tourists to this speckle of paradise. Rachel runs eco diving and conservation expeditions, frequent beach clean ups and is a active member of Koh Taos ‘Trash Hero’ group. She hopes that by educating locals and tourists we can conserve our earth.
If you are reaping the benefits of a traveller, please be and encourage others to be a sustainable tourist. One who visits a destination and only makes a positive impact not only on its environment but on its society and economy.
Looking after our oceans and its land above the water, which we call home, is vital. We need to work together on preserving our world and its cultures. Please share this blog and lets educate others on how we all can work towards becoming sustainable tourists!