RR Tourism by Rong Yan

I agree with the writer that mass tourism threatens to destroy a country's culture and environment and affect the local people.

I agree that tourism threatens the biodiversity of the country. The country would have to build more infrastructures for tourism and that could result in the environment suffering, endangering the biodiversity of the country. According to the writer, some NGOs and citizen groups contend that resort developments are often allowed, even as they further endanger the biodiversity they promote in their advertising and the environment can suffer as well. When coastal areas are converted into beach resorts, mangrove areas and corals that serve as fish sanctuaries are damaged or even completely removed. Development in Sinagpore has significantly contributed to its forest loss, natural habitat coversion which affects the biodiversity. Sinagpore lost 90 percent of its forest, 67 percent of its birds, about 40 percent of its mammals and 5 percent of its amphibians and reptiles. Of the original mangroves, less than 5% is left. 39% of all native coastal plants are extinct due to developments like building more buildings made. The biodiversity is threatened due to developmnets made to the country, therefore I ahree that tourism threatens the biodiversity of the country.  

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