Ding, H.; Dai, J.W., and Jiang, X.Y., 2020. The ecological protection and tourism exploitation of coast resources in Macau. In: Al-Tarawneh, O. and Megahed, A. (eds.), Recent Developments of Port, Marine, and Ocean Engineering. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 110, pp. 1–4. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
With the support of the Chinese government, the marine area of Macau has been further defined and enlarged, resulting in the rich and premium coast resources. Correspondingly, the Macau government should not only attach crucial importance to the coast resources, but also promote the ecological protection and exploit tourism. Based on the features of Macau's coast resources, the authors of this essay propose that in order to protect the coast resources and ecological environment successfully, the Macau government should create the landscape ecology texture between city and coast, keep full control of pollution sources as well as perfect integrated monitoring system, conduct research on the ecological protection of natural reserves and wetland park, and enhance the education of environment conservation. It is suggested that based on ecological protection and in order to make full use of the opportunity to change Macau into ‘the center of tourism and entertainment in the world’, top-level design is required and the tourism projects and products that integrates gambling industry, shopping, and cultural heritage should be created. In the meantime, the government, enterprises and relevant organizations should launch more projects and programs of leisure vacations and study travels, develop its tourism by cooperating fully with Hong Kong and other cities around Macau. In the future, the ‘win-win’ goal of protecting and exploiting coast resources could be achieved.