Dominica- the Caribbean
Islands
By: Leiya Salis
February 19th , 2013
A bit about Dominica


Dominica is a very mountainous island located in
the Caribbean Sea, north of the island St. Lucia....
Map of Dominica
Dominica- the Nature Island of
the Caribbean


The Northern Forest Reserve and the Morne Trois
Pitons National Park (WHS)...
Dominica “hot” spots


There are many geothermal areas with hot springs.
(eg. The Boiling Lake, located inside the Morne
...
Beaches Galore!
Deep sea Delights 


Dominica is also popular for whale-watchers,
divers and snorkelers.

Champagne Reef (the bubbles ar...
Disadvantages of Tourism in
Dominica
The new pier in Portsmouth, at Prince Rupert Bay
has increased the number of cruise s...
Positive Impacts of Tourism
Before tourism became a major source of income
in Dominica, the rainforests were being destroy...
Some more positive impacts


Tourism has actually taught the locals of Dominica
to conserve the environment. For example,...
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Human Geography presentation on Tourism. We used them last year but now i guess its time to release them to the world. (The Creators name is in brackets )

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  • About 8% of the GDP of Dominica was from tourism in 2010
  • Over 55 species of butterflies live in the rainforests. Many of the plant and animal species living in the rainforests cannot be found in other rainforests in the world.
  • Especially in Roseau, deforestation was the worst.
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    1. 1. Dominica- the Caribbean Islands By: Leiya Salis February 19th , 2013
    2. 2. A bit about Dominica  Dominica is a very mountainous island located in the Caribbean Sea, north of the island St. Lucia.  It is also greatly covered in lush tropical rainforests.  It suffers from heavy rainfall, especially during the late summer season, where many hurricanes attack the island.  The hurricane-free dry season is from January to may, and is quite popular with tourists.
    3. 3. Map of Dominica
    4. 4. Dominica- the Nature Island of the Caribbean  The Northern Forest Reserve and the Morne Trois Pitons National Park (WHS) are two popular rainforests in Dominica. Trafalgar Falls, Morne Trois Pitons National Park Northern Forest Reserve
    5. 5. Dominica “hot” spots  There are many geothermal areas with hot springs. (eg. The Boiling Lake, located inside the Morne Trois Pitons National Park) The Boiling Lake; people actually boil eggs here!!
    6. 6. Beaches Galore!
    7. 7. Deep sea Delights   Dominica is also popular for whale-watchers, divers and snorkelers. Champagne Reef (the bubbles are actually undersea volcanic gases)
    8. 8. Disadvantages of Tourism in Dominica The new pier in Portsmouth, at Prince Rupert Bay has increased the number of cruise ships coming to Dominica. This has caused the increase in littering and overcrowding of beaches.  The increase in the number of large hotels has caused the loss of unprotected rainforests around Scott’s Head.  Overfishing is also a major problem, since seafood platters are the most demanded dishes in resort hotels.  Since tourism is seasonal in Dominica (January to May) unemployment occurs in the latter months of the year. 
    9. 9. Positive Impacts of Tourism Before tourism became a major source of income in Dominica, the rainforests were being destroyed for timbre. ◦ The Morne Trois Pitons National Park and the Northern Forest Reserve now protects these rainforests.  It promotes the use of renewable energy, composting and other eco-friendly ways of living. ◦ The Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge uses only biodegradable products in their lodges and limits sewage disposal. 
    10. 10. Some more positive impacts  Tourism has actually taught the locals of Dominica to conserve the environment. For example, the Rosalie Eco Lodge teaches all workers how the ecosystem in Dominica works.

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