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Wise Coastal Practices for Sustainable Human Development Forum

Uncontrolled tourism development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted By: Peter Wiese
Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2000, at 9:56 a.m.

In Response To: The pressures of tourism: when is 'enough' really enough? (+franšais)(+espa˝ol) (Arno S. Schmid)


I am a geologist who has been active along the Caribbean coast of Mexico and have been appalled by uncontrolled development of hotels and other tourist attractions along that coast. They are destroying the very environment that they are selling to the travelling public.

I ran across this e-mail address while surfing and tried to get some information on the work the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) is doing in this regard. I tried to log onto the web site of http://csiwisepractices.org, but received a message that I need a password and other identifying stuff.

This work is intensely interesting to me as it coincides with my long held belief in the self-destruct theory of tourism. I have tried to alert authorities along the US Gulf Coast that they are flirting with disaster, but so far they do not listen.


Mr. Peter Wiese Geologist

Mass market versus up-scale tourism / St. Croix-U.S.Virgin Islands and Anguilla (by Bruce Potter - replying to Peter Wiese)

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