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car·ry·ing capacity

1. The maximum number of persons or things that a vehicle or a receptacle can carry: a van with a carrying capacity of 12.
2. Ecology The maximum number of individuals of a given species that the resources available in a given environment can sustainably support.

carrying capacity

(Environmental Science) ecology the maximum number of individuals that an area of land can support, usually determined by their food requirements

car′rying capac`ity

the maximum population of a species that can be supported in a given environment. Symbol: K

carrying capacity

The population of living things that an ecosystem can support without impairing its stability.

car·ry·ing ca·pac·i·ty

n. capacidad de sustención;
___ fatality rateíndice de letalidad;
___ managementadministración de casos.
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In line with focusing on quality tourists, he said setting the carrying capacities of Philippine tourism destinations would ensure the sustainability of each site, although he stressed that this is not a simple task as "there is no universal formula for assessing the carrying capacity of a destination." The government is limiting the number of tourists visiting Boracay in a bid to ensure its sustainability.
Binay, meanwhile, said the Senate could look at allocating budget for the study of carrying capacities of the country's tourist destinations.
Romulo Puyat said after a Cabinet meeting last September 11, the President 'instructed me to look at all the other tourist destinations to determine their carrying capacities, and make sure they follow environmental laws.' The instruction came on the heels of Task Force Boracay's presentation of the carrying capacity of the popular resort island.