The oceans cover more than 70% of the surface of our earth which -in return- indicates that it also plays a part in regulating our Earth’s climate. Likewise, oceans serve as a channel for approximately 80% of the world’s global trade. According to the director of UNCTAD’s Division on International Trade on Goods and Services and Commodities, ‘The total ocean’s economy per year is estimated to be approximately US$3-6 trillion and over 350 a million jobs are connected to ocean economy’. This stat proposes that more than half of the world’s population’s income comes from the ocean economy.
Declaring coral reefs as ‘Marine Protected Areas’ is just the initial step. We must educate the local community about the coral reefs, how to preserve them, and how to practice safe fishing techniques without disrupting the local ecosystem. Also, we must give awareness to the general public about the importance of these reefs. Avoid littering the beaches when we go out should the number one priority. Preserving water, planting trees and recycling are among the few steps we can take as an individual to help save these reefs.
In recent years, there has been a conspicuous change of behavior at the highest level of governance when it comes to the economization of Tourism. Governments, past and present, are driving the effort to change the perception of Pakistan at home and abroad by incentivizing tourism and expanding its scope, especially the role tourism plays in the domestic economy. The intention to avail advantages from tourism to boost the economy to facilitate economic development and earn hard cash for the debt-ridden nation is a long process. Even at international forums, industry experts and people associated with it acknowledge the potential tourism has for Pakistan’s economy.