Damage to the natural surroundings can also be caused when you are traveling outdoors, especially when you are out for vacations. In the present decade, many of the popular tourist destinations around the world have lost their natural beauty and attributes because of the massive amounts of wastes discarded by tourists.
Here are 5 important ways how nature lovers can avoid from causing damage to the natural environment:
- Avoid Geo Tagging Photos on Social Media
Taking photos of the natural environment is harmless but geo-tagging these pictures on social media platforms can cause increased foot traffic, spoiling the area further.
2. Don’t Stack Rocks at random places
Sitting next to a river, one cannot resist the temptation of stacking rocks. But one should avoid doing so as sometimes these stacked rocks are used by hikers to mark trails. Random stacks of rocks can confuse and misguide them.
3. No feeding animals
Feeding human food to animals is never a good idea as it can cause damage to their health and changes their natural behavior.
4. Let your pet dog contribute to saving the natural environment too
Off-leash dogs can disturb and cause harm to the sensitive wildlife in their nesting areas. Guide your dog to stop entering such places.
5. Proper Human waste Disposal
While you go hiking, you may not always find a latrine, but you still got to answer nature’s call. Do so but make sure to discard the waste in a systematic and proper manner.
As travelers, tourists should take responsibility for themselves for not exploiting the place they are spending time. However, the truth is that many people including the nature lovers forget about the natural attributes of a place and end up leaving their marks in ways that can actually damage the natural surroundings.