Written by Staff Writer at CNN, Danya M. Simha in New York
While the third annual Sunny Coast-FallFest weekend kicks off on Saturday in Hawaii, here’s one example of how conservation’s spinoffs are spreading beyond the theme parks and resorts.
The rapid decline of coral reefs around the world has created a new opportunity — ecological tourism, a tourism industry that works to reduce environmental damage to coral reefs.
Perhaps one of the more novel examples of this form of tourism is the Cirque Mismagouleur (tourists motored by) initiative led by Colombian adventure travel startup Sirena
Sirena is taking nature photography to a new level — transforming their competitors into an ad hoc team of nature photographers who document the plastic trash being hurled onto the ocean from boats.
And Cirque Mismagouleur aims to get the word out on how to tackle this type of plastic pollution with a new campaign. For $64 (around EUR55) for two hours of each adventure, participants are provided with gloves, plastic waste collection bags and plastic pollution prevention information.