Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Environmental Destruction in Southeast Asia due to Golf Course Developm
environmental Destruction in sou-east Asia due to play Course information The sport of golf has come a long flair since it was commencement ceremony played on the wind blown pasture lands of Scotland oer 600 long time ago. Today, golf courses around the world ar in a way their own sm each(prenominal) ecosystem, where only pieces of the natural environment are a part of these artificial landscapes. Courses are meticulously groomed for both reliever and tourist play. The game is taking front stage all over the world and new courses are being constructed everyday. This may be expectant for the game of golf and the wealthy investor who is making millions off of these luscious greenness fairways, but what slightly the drawbacks to environmental degradation that it is causing?The main environmental effects of golf courses in Southeast Asia are similar to those all over the world, but lack government regulation like in the United States. These countries do not have a strict enviro nmental Protection Agency or other NGOs to keep these issues under control. The main problems between the environment and golf course development that will be discussed in this paper include water usage and contamination, deforestation, the use of venomous chemicals and fertilizers, and the importation of non native grasses. The governments of these countries will also be examined, as to how they are dealing with these problems and how, if at all, they are helping their native people. After discussing the problems of Southeast Asias golf boom, this synthesis will go into detail about what can be done to help slow down or eliminate many of these problems. The worlds golf craze and lacquers current obsession over the game has swept by the countries of Southeast Asia since the early 1990s and currently there are over 500 new courses in the region. This compares to a total of only 45 golf courses in these same countries in the early 1970s. Currently, Malaysia has 155 courses, Indones ia has somewhat 90, the Philippines have 80, and Thailand has close to 200 golf courses spread throughout their landscape.(ASIAGOLF) on with these newly developed golf courses come all of the negative environmental impacts. In many of these countries, the government is either too corrupt, poor or they are focusing their energies on a multitude of other issues. damaging environmental effects are often times low on their pri... ...ts of Golf Course Development. Clubbing Southeast Asia. 12 Apr. 2005 .Japan Golf Courses and Deforestation (JPGOLFCase). Japans Golf Courses and the Environment. 1 Nov 1997. 12 Apr. 2005 .Cassady, Jeff (Bayer Crop lore). Personal interview. 12 Apr 2005.Contact Information (336) 255-1164TED Case Study. Asia Golf and Environment. 1 Nov 1997. 12 Apr. 2005 .Fahn, crowd together David. A Land On Fire. Bolder Westview, 2003.(Fahn 53-59)Chris, Reuther. Towards a Greener Game. A New environmental Awareness is Slowly Taking Hold of the U.S. Golf Industry. Aug 1 999. The Academy of innate(p) Sciences. 14 Apr. 2005 .Sport and Environment Thailands Golf Boom. Forces Behind Thailands Golf Rush. 12 Apr. 2005 .(Sport and Environment Thailands Golf Boom)Morita, Gen . world-wide Antigo. The Global Anit-Golf Movement - Manifesto. 4 1993. The Global Anti-Golf Movement. 14 Apr. 2005 .Impact of golf courses social, environmental, and economic. Impact of Golf Courses. Barcelona Field Studies core group SL. 12 Apr. 2005 .Hildebrant, Timothy . Environmentalists cry fore in China. csmonitor.com. 16 Jul 2003. the Christian Science Monitor. 12 Apr. 2005 .