Sharks: Don’t put profit before people

Baiting tells sharks to come and eat. More sharks. Hungry sharks. Isn’t that obvious?

As for recent “alarmist publicity” about shark attacks: mate, I would now be alarmed if my loved ones snorkelled on the Great Barrier Reef/Whitsundays without local advice. Very alarmed.

Choose tour groups with marine biology experts. Always listen to locals.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/04/tourism-industry-says-lethal-shark-control-measures-threaten-great-barrier-reef?

 

TROPICAL ISLAND TRAVEL … THE LAST RESORT

#dunk_island #south_molle #daydream_island #whitsunday_islands #great_barrier_reef 

Queensland’s famous island resorts, once like a string of pearls along a tropical coast, are now mostly dots of decay.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/south-molle-island-remains-in-tatters-with-no-signs-reopening/9670338

They will only be profitable when rebuilt with low-cost materials easily maintained, dismantled and reassembled. Synthetics don’t last in the hot, wet tropics; furniture’s mouldy in 2 years. Painting is pointless. Buildings will be smashed by cyclones; expect to replace every 10 years. What’s the solution? Perhaps a relook at bamboo and rattan? Stop trying to fight nature, and embrace it. These islands are among the best destinations in the world. We have to do something…