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Impacts of pollution on environmental management

Background

Pollution in Australian coastlines has been of great concern among many stakeholders because of its negative impacts on the environment. There is need to assess environmental impact of “swimming with whales” as a tourist attraction on the environment. This study is seeking to establish the impacts of pollution on environmental management to determine whether to permit the “swimming with whales” as an attraction of the tourists. There is an urgent need for addressing the challenges that are being faced in the management of the environment due to the accelerating rate of environmental pollution. The human activities are responsible for the increased pollution that is causing immense environmental pollution like tourist activities (Vachon and Klassen, 2008). The tourist activities at the tourist destinations can have negative impacts to the environment if not properly controlled. Pollution has been the major challenge in the management of the environment due to the increase in the destructive human activities in the Australian coastlines.

Justification

Pollution is a serious environmental threat that has negative impacts on the management of the surrounding. The increased rate of pollution at the Australian coastlines is affecting the quality of life because of the increasing destructive human activities especially the tourist activities that are destroying the environment. The stakeholders in the management of the environment are expressing the urgent need for increasing support of the pollution management at the coastlines due to the decision of making swimming with whales a tourist attraction (Armitage, 2005). There is need to address environmental impact of permitting swimming with whales to be among the tourist attractions. The human animal interaction has increased by around 50% as swimming with whales has become important tourist activity. The research will as the potential impacts of allowing swimming with whales to be a tourist attraction.

Research objectives

1. To investigate the impacts of pollution on the environmental management with focus on the environmental impact of allowing swimming with whales to be tourist attraction.

2. To explore the possible solutions to the environmental pollution

3. To investigate the roles of stakeholders in the management of the environment

Research questions

1. What are the impacts of pollution on the environmental management with focus on the environmental impact of allowing swimming with whales to be tourist attraction?

2. What are the possible solutions to the environmental pollution?

3. What are roles of stakeholders in the management of the environment?

Literature review

Impacts of environmental pollution

Pollution is deadly to the lives of people due to its negative implication on the lives of people and its economic implication. The rate of environmental pollution has been increasing with the increase in the destructive activities. Some human activities like unsustainable tourism at the tourist destinations are considered responsible for the increasing pollution of the environment. Also, the increasing pressure in the population has led to increased problems with the use of the available resources. People are now cutting trees down to prepare land for farming activities leading deforestation that has led to the destruction of the forests (Delmas and Toffel, 2004). Globally, the environmental rate is worrying due to the increasing human activities that have led to increased destruction of the environment (Reed, 2008). The increased destruction of the environment has led to the loss of important animal species due to the destruction of the habitats. As a result, we are losing biodiversity as not only the habitats are destructed but also the food for animals is decreasing.

Solutions to environmental pollution

There are some strategies that can be employed in the process of addressing the pollution issue in environmental management. First, there is a need for people to be informed about the negative impacts of pollution and how they contribute to pollution of the environment. Communicating to the people concerning the impacts of pollutions can help in making them avoid being engaged in activities that are likely to result in environmental pollution (Lehmann and Joseph, 2015). Second, formulating the necessary strategies that can help in managing pollution can be important in the process of addressing solving the pollution problem.

Role of stakeholders

The stakeholders in the environmental management have some roles they play in managing pollution. For instance, the stakeholders are responsible for making environmental decisions that can help in making sure that can help in managing pollution. The key stakeholders in the management of environment have the role of implementing the set environmental strategies to ensure managing of pollution (Margerum, 2008). Society is among the key stakeholders who are vital in the implementation of the set strategies necessary for managing pollution. Engaging the stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of the environmental management strategies can help in ensuring successful implementation.

Methodology

Study design

Descriptive research design will be used in this study to help in providing the necessary descriptions of the environmental pollution aspects. Through the use of the descriptive research design, the researcher will be in a position to present the impacts of pollution on the environmental management especially the tourist activities. The environmental impacts of allowing swimming with whales to be a tourist attraction will be properly described using the descriptive study design hence helping the council in making the appropriate decision.

Data collection tools

The researcher will make use of interviews in the process of collecting data that will be used to explore the impacts of pollution on the environmental pollution. The use of interviews as the data collection tool ensures that the information collected is first hand.

Sampling

The data cannot be collected from the whole research population hence sample will be selected to represent the entire population under research. The researcher will make use of random sampling technique in the process of conducting the research. The sample size will include ten environmental scientists who will be selected randomly from the targeted population comprising of the people living around the coastlines of Australia.

Interview questions to the environmental scientists

  1. What are the effects of swimming with whales on the environment?

  2. Is there ways that swimming with whales can be made sustainable?

  3. What are the possible changes in behaviors if swimming with whales is made a tourist attraction activity?

Data analysis

Microsoft excel will be used in the process of analyzing the collected data. After analysis, the data will be presented using tables and graphs to help in making the findings understandable.

References

(6), pp.703-715.35 ,Environmental management Armitage, D., 2005. Adaptive capacity and community-based natural resource management.

(4), pp.209-222.13 ,Business strategy and the Environment Delmas, M. and Toffel, M.W., 2004. Stakeholders and environmental management practices: an institutional framework.

. Routledge.Biochar for environmental management: science, technology and implementation Lehmann, J. and Joseph, S. eds., 2015.

(4), pp.487-500.41 ,Environmental management Margerum, R.D., 2008. A typology of collaboration efforts in environmental management.

(10), pp.2417-2431.141 ,Biological conservation Reed, M.S., 2008. Stakeholder participation for environmental management: a literature review.

(2), pp.299-315.111 ,International journal of production economics Vachon, S. and Klassen, R.D., 2008. Environmental management and manufacturing performance: The role of collaboration in the supply chain.