Green Tourism in Alaska
TOURISTS CAN BE VERY GOOD FOR COUNTRIES. BUT TOURISTS CAN ALSO BRING PROBLEMS.
Tourists spend a lot of money. They stay at hotels, eat in restaurants, and buy things in shops. This is good for Alaska and its people. But a lot of people in one place can make a lot of noise. And that can be difficult for Alaska’s animals. And tourists leave trash in the forests and rivers, and in the sea. Animals and fish can eat this trash and get sick.
The people at the Alaskan tourist office want the state to stay clean. They want the animals to be safe and to live their normal lives. This is why they want people to do «green tourism.»
Green tourism doesn’t hurt the forests, the rivers, the sea, or the animals that live in them. Green tourists don’t travel in big groups. They go around in small groups, so they don’t disturb the animals. And the tourist office asks people to take their trash with them when they leave.
Many tourists in Alaska take boat trips to see life in the sea. Whales are their favorite animal. The tourists go out on small boats and travel slowly and quietly. This way, they do not disturb the whales and the fish.