Canada and Polar Bears – Multiple sources.

Canada’s refusal to protect polar bears comes under scrutiny

Allies and neighbors of Canada have called for a formal investigation into Canada’s refusal to offer full protection to polar bears. Canada currently only offers limited protection to polar bears. Officials have not given enough importance to research predicting the immense loss of polar bears ongoing and in the near future.

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Polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada 

Polar bears visit this area (especially garbage dumps) and it is one of few places where people can see polar bears in the “wild” without having to go too far into the wilderness. Is it healthy for polar bears to be this kind of tourist attraction? Can this tourist attraction be used to help raise awareness and funds for polar bear conservation?

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Tourists cause pollution problems in Nilgiris dt.

Tourists cause pollution problems in Nilgiris dt.
      Pollution:Waste material discarded by tourists near Thalaikundah on the Udhagamandalam-Mysore National Highway.–Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy
[source: The Hindu] Officials in Nilgiris district as well as members of The Department of Tourism are working on ways to promote responsible tourism to combat the ‘irresponsible’ activities of ‘insensitive’ tourists who leave behind copious amounts of garbage and convert ecologically sensitive areas into picnic spots.

Paradise lost on Maldives’ rubbish island

Paradise lost on Maldives’ rubbish island

[source: The Guardian] Popularly known as a tropical paradise, and Maldives hides a dirty secret: the world’s biggest rubbish island. A few miles away from the Maldivian capital rests the artificial island created to solve the city’s refuge problem. With more than 10,000 tourists a week, the rubbish is rising…

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