WATCH | Turtles or tourists? Seychelles could be on the brink of overtourism

2020-01-16 14:45
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Luxurious resorts, pristine beaches that routinely top world lists and a natural haven that almost feels untouched by human progress.

Seychelles has been a top island destination for more than a decade, its economy heavily dependent on the tourists that flock to it. 

WATCH: Which Seychelles resort is right for you?

It's also a country that has been lauded many times for its conservation policies, ensuring that their fragile ecosystems survive the onslaught of climate change. 

But it's popularity has started a tug-of-war between their tourism-driven economy and their natural resources - and whether they value their turtles over their tourists. 

Watch the video to learn more about this fight against overtourism.

READ: Mauritius vs Seychelles: The ultimate comparison from a traveller who's been to both 

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