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Village near Mopti, Mali (14°50’ N, 4° 09’ W).Young girls carrying buckets in the Dogon region, near Bandiagara, Mali (14°20’ N, 3°37’ W).Rice harvest near Mopti, Mali (14°23’ N, 4°21’ W).
Boat on the Niger river, Timbuktu region, Mali (16°38’ N, 3°04’ W).Goats and camels at a well in Ti-n-Tehoun, Timbuktu region, Mali (16°58’N, 2°57’W).Dromedary caravan near Tichit, Mauritania (17°29’ N, 9°06’ W).
Makoko shanty town, Lagos lagoon, Lagos state, Nigeria (6°30’ N, 3°24’ E).Obagi oil installation, Rivers, Nigeria (5°14’ N, 6°37’E).Humid area near Surgut, Siberia, Russia (61°36’ N, 73°07’ E).
Pelicans in the Senegal River Delta near St. Louis, Djoudj National Park Sanctuary, Senegal (16°25’ N, 16°16’ W).Vegetable crops along the Senegal River near Saint-Louis, Senegal (16°32’ N, 16°09’ W).Satellite dishes on the roofs of Aleppo, Syria (36°13’ N, 37°10’ E).
Children in a courtyard, Hlatikulu, Shiselweni, Kingdom of Swaziland (26°58’ S, 31°19’ E).Paths converging toward a refugee camp in Darfur near the Sudanese border, Ouaddai Region, Chad (2°14’ N, 21°24’ E).Oil fields near Bakersfield, California, United States (35°27’ N, 119°43’ W).
Portrait of Nelson Mandela on a cooling tower of the Orlando Power Plant in Soweto, Gauteng Province, Republic of South Africa (26°15’ S, 27°56’ E).The Orinoco River near the Esmeralda (Amazon Rain Forest), Amazonas region, Venezuela (3°10’ N, 65°33’ W).Aviation Sans Fronti?res mission in Casamance, Senegal (12°29’ N, 16°33’ W).
Southside Seoul, South Korea (37°29’ N, 126°57’ E).Flooded house south of Dhaka, Bangladesh (23°41’ N, 90°25’ E).Transport of charcoal, Ha?ti (18°35’ N, 72°00’ W).
Plowing in Hlatikulu, Shiselweni Region, Kingdom of Swaziland (26°56’ S, 31°21’ E).Beach Resort near Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain (29°00’ N, 13°28’ W).Forest of Saint-Hyacinthe, Mont?r?gie, Qu?bec, Canada (45°37’ N, 75°57’ W).
Bungle Bungle National Park, Halls Creek, Kimberley, Australia (17°31’ S, 128°20’ E).The Mahajilo river crossing the eroded plateaus east of Miandrivazo, Madagascar (19°31’ S, 45°28’ E).Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal (27°59’ N, 86°56’ E).

Beach Resort near Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain (29°00’ N, 13°28’ W).

From the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries onward, naturalists flocked to Lanzarote, fascinated by the flora and geology of this volcanic island off Morocco. Later, the landscapes of the the Canary Islands and plentiful sunshine led to the development for of tourism, which started its boom in 1960. Today, 10 million tourists, mostly Germans (29 percent) and British (37 percent) visit the archipelago every year. Its coasts host people on both short summer holidays and longer-term stays, especially by retirees who stay all year long. As a result, the infrastructure on the islands have has been heavily built up. Aware of the landscape degradation and the ecological impact of such infrastructures, Lanzarote has hosted two world global conventions on sustainable tourism. Dealing with this industry’sthe  environmental impact of tourism is all the more urgent because over the next 15 years the sector is expected to grow at an average of 4 percent per year over the next 15 years and the number of tourists arrivals is estimated to reach 1.6 billion arrivals in 2020. It is the first Tourism is the number one sector of industry in the world in terms of revenue and jobs today.

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