There’s no doubt in everybody’s minds that Boracay is one of the best tropical destinations in the world due to its beautiful blue waters and white sand.
However, just like any other natural resource, Boracay is subject to exploitation and degradation due to poor maintenance and waste management not only by business establishments but also by visitors.
If you want to enjoy Boracay in all its natural glory in the near future, then you need to do these simple steps to protect, conserve, and restore arguably the best beach in the world.
1. Don’t patronise businesses that violate the rules
Due to the popularity of Boracay tourism, businesses have set up shop to capitalise on the number of visitors flocking to the island. As more and more businesses have taken advantage of this opportunity, there have been fewer spaces available along the beachfront to establish their stores. As a result, for the sake of profit, some put up their businesses within 30 metres from the shoreline, thus violating the setback rule.
Also, some businesses fail to provide a solid waste management system to lower their carbon footprint and ensure that their waste isn’t streamed down to the sea.
Tourists and locals alike can ensure that they are only patronising businesses and shops that follow Boracay’s conservation rules. This may seem like a small gesture, but an important one in supporting conservation efforts in Boracay.
2. Throw your rubbish to the proper receptacles
Businesses aren’t the only ones at fault with regard to Boracay’s rules. Visitors sometimes fail to comply with the simplest of tasks, which is the considerate disposal of their rubbish. Some are guilty of discarding wrappers, empty bottles, and unwanted items along the roads. Others do throw their rubbish, but they dispose of it at the wrong waste bins, like putting biodegradable waste inside non-biodegradable baskets.
Make sure to observe this simple rule to keep the beaches of Boracay clean and free of waste. If there are no rubbish bins available in the area, place it inside your bag and dispose of it in the correct bin when possible.
3. Join NGO groups that conserve Boracay
There are various groups out there that help conserve coral reefs, protect the bats, and others with the aim of preserve natural resources and habitat found in the paradise island Boracay. Doing a search query using your browser should yield you a list of different groups to join and activities to partake in.
What are other ways that you can help preserve Boracay and maintain its natural beauty? Share your thoughts by commenting below!