The image sequence shows the development of built-up areas in the Antalya region between 1980 and 2010. Satellite data are an excellent information basis to monitor changes on the Earth surface induced by human activities. In the present case a significant growth of urban areas, intensification of agriculture and tourism was detected. However, the Turkish authorities have managed to keep Cerali beach, a known nesting site for sea-turtles, mostly free from large scale developments.
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Developing countries often gain little financial benefit from the influx of visitors to their shores. Only around 30 % of the money spent by tourists on their holiday remains in the host country. Eco tourism is promoted in some countries. For sustainable destinations, explore EU’s catalogue at www.eco-label.com or the National Geographic's portal at www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable.
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