Study on the impact of non-renewable resources on the tourism industry


Many rural parts of the province depend on a healthy tourism industry. In Western Newfoundland in particular, a healthy tourism industry depends in large part on pristine wilderness. While a significant portion of the region is protected for posterity (in National and Provincial parks and historic parks or in municipal watersheds), there are no restrictions on developments in most of Western Newfoundland. As such, the region may be subject to developments involving non-renewable resources, such as drilling for oil & gas and mining. What are the potential impacts of such developments on the tourism industry? How should we achieve a balance between tourism and non-renewable resource developments? What principles should we adopt to allow such developments while at the same time preserving those valued parts of the environment?

Natural Resources
Oil & Gas
Industry Sectors 
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Start date 
25 Sep 2015