Helicopter Ban

Since last week the helicopters have vanished from the scene in Boracay. Why? Because of the Flying Fox Initiative? Because of the noise-pollution? Some say it’s all about money. Who knows? Next week maybe they fly again.

A missing noise? For sure not.

A missing fun? Only for those who can’t enjoy the natural things which a tropical island has to offer.

As a matter of fact, the backround sound of these things in the air became just too omniperesent, at least for those with a fine hearing! Also it is not a good sign if we don’t sense such artificial noise anymore because we consider it as part of the environment from some point on. Anyway, it is not fun to watch the helicopter from the beach, disturbing the view of the horizion in adition to the already too many boats on the scene (where is the sun? there she is, behind the heli! just kiddin’…)!

Heli Bora

In peak times three helis would circle the island.

Also a disturbance for all those who live near the landing strip in Manoc Manoc.

And as everybody knows and can see, on this island there is no end in increasing such businisses which introduce all kinds of vehicles, on land, on sea and in the air.

Once,some of the tallest flying objects on this island were the Flying Foxes. A last declining population of these magnificent animals still make their way every day from the mainland to Boracay and hang out at a small area at Yapak (North Tip of the island). Now we are about to destroy the last little refuge for them. Destroy the small strip of a forest just to build another resort, another hotel. And we even take the sky above them. It seems people have no way with nature anymore. Greed seems to be the driving force of the vessel Boracay!

 

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