Sustainability and Small Island Developing States
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Despite the challenges, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have rich ecological resources, marine and land biodiversity including beaches, coral reefs, rain-forests, rivers, and lakes. They enjoy tropical and sub-tropical climates, which in addition to their “islandness” are alluring to tourists. As such tourism is a major industry among these nations and territories. Regarding sustainability, Governments of SIDS must face these realities and develop sustainable national strategic plans.