RR Tourism by Yeoh Zi Jun

  I agree that tourism threatens a country because it has an detrimental impact on biodiversity and it affects the environment of Singapore.

Tourism will threaten the environment because there would be more carbon emissions and The writer stated in the passage that one of the major concerns is the adverse impact of tourism on biodiversity. 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. This is harmful for the environment as it may lead to extinctions in animal species. In Singapore, most of the natural environment and biodiversity have been lost due to rapid development in the past thirty years. Singapore is ranked the highest in relative environment damage. Due to the fact that Singapore is small, the land distributed for tourism is very small. To make way for more tourism, trees and other living things may be killed in the process. This it is harmful for the environment. Singapore already has very limited water supply. To make way for tourism, water bodies such as reservoirs may be removed. This is harmful for the environment as we would have lesser water. Other animals and plants that are dependent on the water supply will be affected as well and they may die.

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