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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

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23 Sep 2007, 19:56
I think its E.
If the hunters make frequent trips, then the mantees might get disturbed and might go away from that place. This will affect tourism and the purpose will not be served.
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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

This is a clear E.

A: Many tourists are uninterested, but not all. The passage says that tourist interest is high so quite possibly a small niche of tourists would be willing to pay top dollar. This doesn't negate the plan. Additionally this choice goes against a premise that tourist interest is high, so Id avoid this choice. (regardless, it can be proved that just because many are uninterested, this does not mean all and tourist interest could still be high).

B: Doesn't negate the plan.
C. Doesn't negate the plan.
D. Maybe, but this doesn't mean that the plan wouldn't work. In fact if there aren't enough hunters then this would suggest that hunters would then get paid even more. Simply put high demand for a small supply would increase the amount paid and would definitely probably improve the chances of manatee survival since being a guide is profitable.

E. key word here "fragile." This suggests that the boats have a direct effect on the manatees safety. So if former hunters threaten the manatee's safety w/ big boats, this negates the argument that the plan will work.
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23 Sep 2007, 21:16
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

I think it is E.

In the new role, Hunters will have to work hard to maintain the same income level, so they don't have any incentive to take the new job.
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23 Sep 2007, 21:22
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

I felt for the trap and picked A. After reading posts, I agree that this should be E.
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24 Sep 2007, 10:34
Path wrote:
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

I think it is E.

In the new role, Hunters will have to work hard to maintain the same income level, so they don't have any incentive to take the new job.

I quite like the succinct manner in which you explain your answers. Thank you. Appreciate it.
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24 Sep 2007, 15:06
Thanks guys the OA is E
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27 Sep 2007, 08:49
dwivedys wrote:
Path wrote:
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

I think it is E.

In the new role, Hunters will have to work hard to maintain the same income level, so they don't have any incentive to take the new job.

I quite like the succinct manner in which you explain your answers. Thank you. Appreciate it.

Thanks for encouraging comments, especially comments from the person who is in my always-read-seriously-list. I have learned many things from your posts.
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GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

This is a clear E.

A: Many tourists are uninterested, but not all. The passage says that tourist interest is high so quite possibly a small niche of tourists would be willing to pay top dollar. This doesn't negate the plan. Additionally this choice goes against a premise that tourist interest is high, so Id avoid this choice. (regardless, it can be proved that just because many are uninterested, this does not mean all and tourist interest could still be high).

B: Doesn't negate the plan.
C. Doesn't negate the plan.
D. Maybe, but this doesn't mean that the plan wouldn't work. In fact if there aren't enough hunters then this would suggest that hunters would then get paid even more. Simply put high demand for a small supply would increase the amount paid and would definitely probably improve the chances of manatee survival since being a guide is profitable.

E. key word here "fragile." This suggests that the boats have a direct effect on the manatees safety. So if former hunters threaten the manatee's safety w/ big boats, this negates the argument that the plan will work.

Hi,
The passage talks about tourist interest being high. It doesnt say categorically that the interest is high in mantees. It might be the case that the tourist interest is high in generally in terms of visiting the Caribbean.
This is what I thought while choosing A. Can you please let me know where I went wrong.
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GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been
hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’
habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to
take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and
helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of
success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees
and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to
charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting
the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people
could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained
from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the
tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding
tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the
manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.

This is a clear E.

A: Many tourists are uninterested, but not all. The passage says that tourist interest is high so quite possibly a small niche of tourists would be willing to pay top dollar. This doesn't negate the plan. Additionally this choice goes against a premise that tourist interest is high, so Id avoid this choice. (regardless, it can be proved that just because many are uninterested, this does not mean all and tourist interest could still be high).

B: Doesn't negate the plan.
C. Doesn't negate the plan.
D. Maybe, but this doesn't mean that the plan wouldn't work. In fact if there aren't enough hunters then this would suggest that hunters would then get paid even more. Simply put high demand for a small supply would increase the amount paid and would definitely probably improve the chances of manatee survival since being a guide is profitable.

E. key word here "fragile." This suggests that the boats have a direct effect on the manatees safety. So if former hunters threaten the manatee's safety w/ big boats, this negates the argument that the plan will work.

Hi,
The passage talks about tourist interest being high. It doesnt say categorically that the interest is high in mantees. It might be the case that the tourist interest is high in generally in terms of visiting the Caribbean.
This is what I thought while choosing A. Can you please let me know where I went wrong.

Hello ameya

Yes, A is tempting but wrong. The conclusion mentions the twin goals:
(1) giving the former hunters a good income and
(2) helping ensure the manatees’ survival

Note: good income does not mean a lot of money.

Option A:
Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.

Let analyze A:

- "many tourist are not interested" does not mean former manatee hunters will not have customers. i.e, 100 tourists, 50 uninterested (50% clearly means "many"), so former manatee hunders still have 50 customers. --> goal #1 met.
Note: We can't infer that the former manatee hunters do not have good income by serving 50% customers. Thus, "many" is a weak assumption.
- Fewer tourists means the manatees' habitat will be preserved better --> goal #2 met

Thus, A is not the correct answer.

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