MAVRIS, C., 2011. Sustainable Environmental Tourism and Insular Coastal Area Risk Management in Cyprus and the Mediterranean. In: A, Micallef. (eds.), MCRR3-2010 Conference Proceedings, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, No. 61, pp. 317–327. Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy, ISSN 0749-0208.
The objective of this paper is to provide an understanding on the value of the island of Cyprus' coastal resources at risk, as well as an orientation of future management towards their sustainable use. The paper is intended as a platform of discussion, presenting a number of recommendations on Cyprus island sustainability in the Mediterranean, directed at major environmental and political institutions. It focuses on Insular Coastal Area Risk Management in Cyprus and the Mediterranean. In doing so, it determines how tourism development in Cyprus since 1960 affected the environment, especially the coastal area, identifying in the process measures and projects undertaken to overcome adverse environmental effects. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations.