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 resources, 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.
Don’t patronize businesses that violate the rules
Due to the popularity of Boracay tourism, businesses have set up shop to capitalize on the number of visitors flocking the island. As more and more businesses have taken advantage of this opportunity, there have been lesser spaces available along the beachfront to establish their stores. As a result, for the sake of profit, some put up their businesses within 30 meters from the shoreline, thus violating the set-back 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.
While it’s a small gesture to help preserve Boracay, you should prevent yourself from purchasing at shops that bend these rules. You need to make these businesses realize that they are not above the law and that they need to suffer the consequences of their disregard to the rule.
Throw your trash to the proper receptacles
Businesses aren’t the only ones at fault with regard to Boracay’s rules. Visitors sometimes fail to comply to the simplest of tasks, which is properly throwing their trash. Some are guilty of discarding wrappers, empty bottles, and unwanted items along the roads. Others do throw their trashes, but they dispose them 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 waste baskets available in the area, place it inside your bag or plastic for now and throw them when trash cans become accessible.
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!