Nazca Lines Threatened by Tourism?


Nazca Lines Peru

I love when people give reasons without providing any suggestions to rectify things.  How about instead of just telling us there is a problem, you also provide 3 recommendations to change what you see is a problem?

Nazca Lines threatened by tourism – Telegraph.

This was my comment I left on the site (signed in through the work FB.  If you are interested, feel free to check out and “like” our fan page, www.facebook.com/rischmoller):

How are private flights endangering the lines?  The article says that the WMF says the flights do not have the correct safety regs.  How is that harming the lines?  While that is a problem for tourists and should be addressed, I don’t see how this negatively affects the Lines, themselves.

And the rubbish?  That isn’t necessarily because of tourism: Has the WMF been to Peru?  We have some waste management problems and a general lack of understanding by the population about putting rubbish in bins and not the street.  If anything, tourists would probably be more conscious about doing this.  The increase in trash is probably a result of the local city and communities nearby.

The viewing platforms are sort of an issue, however, there is no other option for people to see the lines if they do not want to pay the relatively expensive ticket for a fly-over.  And there are only 1 or 2 look out towers that are stationed right along the highway.

While I can appreciate the concern the WMF has for our precious history, I would instead prefer to see their offers of solutions.  Especially to the items they referenced as problems

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