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Submitted by Rachel on

Observation: I sometimes organize ecological tours. Part of the package is a briefing on how to be a responsible tourist (ex. BMC, leave no trace, preventive measures, etc) on top the briefing given by the DENR. My observation, in connection to the topic 'climate change', somehow the Department of Tourism and DENR has not shown no move on how to lessen the human impact to our environment. Rather, both agencies keeps on promoting rather than controlling the number of visitors to our natural parks. This industry became a commercial 'thing', that majority of the tourist who goes for the ecological tour is not to appreciate the beauty of nature, but to get their photos to be posted in social media. Therefore, these tourist will, no matter how you tell them the do's and don't's, act according to their convenience because preserving the nature is not their primary concern.