How is responsible coastal zone development a solution?
We assume that tourism development in coastal regions of Latin America will continue in some form for the foreseeable future. Within this reality, our goal is to make tourism development as responsible as possible. Placing a moratorium on new development is not a credible alternative to continued development. Even if a local community were able to enforce such an approach, development would very likely spill over to neighboring areas, a phenomenon known as leakage.