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Where are most settlements found in Jamaica?

On coast.

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Why are most settlements found on coast?

Easier for cargo ships to access island. Majority of island centre is rocky/mountainous, making it difficult to develop on top of.

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What is an example of a rocky, mountainous area near the centre of the island?

Dry Harbour Mountains

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What 6 factors influence people to visit Jamaica?

Climate, beaches, culture, history, famous people and nature.

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Why does the climate entice people to Jamaica?

Average of 26 all year, no cold months and very low rainfall.

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Why do the beaches entice people to Jamaica?

White sand.
Clear, warm Caribbean Sea.
Opportunity for diving, wildlife and coral.

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Why does the culture entice people to Jamaica?

People are made more aware of culture and sports due to films like Cool Runnings

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Why does the history entice people to Jamaica?

Mansion houses or historic plantation houses may now be museums.
Allows tourists to learn about history and relation to British colonies.

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Why do famous people entice people to Jamaica?

Usain Bolt and Bob Marley's worldwide success entice tourists to learn about their homeland.

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Why does the nature entice people to Jamaica?

Beautiful natural features such as waterfalls like Dunns waterfall.

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Where is Jamaica?

North America, very close to South America and surrounded by Caribbean Sea. Haiti and Cuba are closest neighbours.

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What are the negative economic impacts of tourism?

Skilled Jamaicans leave for higher paid work abroad.
Economic leakage.
Money often concentrated in resorts, increases inequalities in other parts of country.
Jobs in tourism often seasonal.

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What are the positive economic impacts of tourism?

Makes 20% of GDP.
Well paid by Jamaican standards.
Multiplier effect.
Taxes paid help develop country.
People living in tourist resorts become richer with money spent by tourists.

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What tropical destination in Jamaica needs protecting?

Font Hill.

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In Font Hill, what animals are endangered?

Manatees, sea turtles, crocodiles and seals.

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In Font Hill, what animals are there?

Lobsters and conks, birds, crocodiles, coral reefs

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How many species of bird are there at Font Hill?

148+

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How many crocodiles are there at Font Hill?

100

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What has happened to many crocodiles at Font Hill?

Displaced or killed

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What has happened to sea grass and mangroves in Font Hill?

Sea grass removed (normally keeps sand stable) and mangroves bulldozed (normally protect freshwater from saltwater).

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How many acres of property are own by oil companies in Font Hill?

3000 acres

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In Font Hill, what has happened to native forests?

90% cut down

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In Font Hill, what are there plans for?

Oil refinery, agriculture, housing and hotels, golf course and airport. Large plan development leads to rapid urbanisation.

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In Font Hill, what happened to fish nurseries?

Poor practices destroyed them

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What could be developed in Font Hill?

Areas for science, technology and education. Strengthen economy and brings in additional money alongside a tourism.

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(Sustainable tourism) where does Half Moon get its produce from?

90% from local providers

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(Sustainable tourism) what initiative has been set up to support local communities with tourism?

Meet the People. Guests are matched with one of 700 Jamaican volunteers and children can partake.

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(Sustainable tourism) what is Half Moon?

400 acre luxury resort in Jamaica which has achieved Green Globe Benchmark certification.

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What has Half Moon done to its energy bill? (Sustainable tourism)

Recorded a 5% drop due to several conservation initiatives.

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(Sustainable tourism) what are some of the conservation initiatives introduced by Half Moon?

Water treatment plant.
Replacing high wattage bulbs with lower energy bulbs.
Resort practices policy of self sufficiency, such as making own furniture.