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Wildlife Tourism in Gulf Coast states
Wildlife tourism is a 19-billion dollar industry in the five gulf coast states.
And Florida gets the lion share of the money. More than eight million dollars a year.
A new report from DATU Research says wildlife tourism includes hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching.
And it says our natural resources are the key to all that money.
The study was done in support of using Restore Act money from the gulf oil spill for ecological projects.
The full report breaks down a lot of the numbers by county and type of tourism.
You can find it at weartv.com under Newslinks.