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A new controversial resort was built in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Guanacaste is the driest area in Costa Rica, which leads to water concerns. The new resort was granted water rights by the Costa Rican government without consulting locals from the surrounding area. The area village water supply has decreased by 65%, and as a ​result, it has left locals struggling to maintain their way of life in the primarily agricultural area. In addition, beach chairs from the resort now block important nesting grounds for Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Pressure from special interest groups and community members led the resort to take action to conserve water and protect sea turtles.

All of the following activities lower the environmental impact of the resort EXCEPT


launder towels and sheets only at the requests of guests.


stack beach chairs away from the main portion of the beach at night to allow access to turtles.


water the resort landscape twice a day during daylight hours.


use gray water for watering the landscape.


design a program tourists can take part in to patrol the beaches at night to look for nesting turtles, help move the eggs to a protected area, help release hatchlings back into the sea and educate tourists​ about sea turtles.

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