Both Egypt and South Africa are known around the world for their one-of-a-kind tourist attractions dependent on the natural environment for sustainability. As food and water become more limited in Sou..
Both Egypt and South Africa are known around the world for their one-of-a-kind tourist attractions dependent on the natural environment for sustainability. As food and water become more limited in South Africa, the natural ecosystems and animal population dwindle, which in turn becomes detrimental to the country's local culture and economy; struggling to advance. By traveling to South Africa, the questions of “What implications have food and water insecurity had on South Africa and how has the culture and economy of South Africa adapted to a decrease in food and water accessibility?” were explored. Egypt is home to ancient treasures, artifacts, and Wonders of the World; however, these historical gems are at risk of decaying and ultimately disappearing due to population growth and the effects of climate change. Traveling to Egypt as well, the questions of “How has climate change and population growth threatened Egypt's ancient treasures and economy and what can be done to mitigate those threats?” was answered. This type of research was dependent on observing different communities/cultures, witnessing how the ecosystem decline has affected local culture, listening to archaeologists and wildlife guides, exploring exhibitions which cannot be found anywhere else. Food and water insecurity, climate change and population growth are all interconnected issues that lead to instability in the economy, culture, historical landmarks, and world known attractions.