Possible answers:

  • Waste from pleasure boats, holiday homes, campsites and hotels contribute to eutrophication
  • Boating, jet-skiing result in petrol and oil emissions
  • Noisy activities such as pleasure boating and jet-skiing can disturb wildlife and especially during the breeding season
  • The anti-fouling paints used on boats can be harmful to marine life
  • Recreational fishing may harm fish populations
  • Poor planning, unsuitable recreational land uses can destroy valuable habitats and landscapes
  • Ground water reserves are being depleted due to high tourist demand
  • Destruction and fragmentation of the living environment causes biodiversity loss