Entries in china (16)

Wednesday
Sep272017

Country profile –  China

China is a country of contrast, with both bustling and rapidly developing cities where technology takes centre stage as well as many diverse historical sites and serene natural landscapes teaming with biodiversity. Here we take a closer look at why this country is such a popular destination with tourists.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

The Trans-Siberian  Railway

One of the most famous railway journeys in the world, crossing seven time zones and hypnotic landscapes, the Trans-Siberian Railway is considered the epitome of adventure. Some of the bleakest and most beautiful areas of the world can be seen through its carriage windows, and the communal traveling style is a great way to engage with locals.

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Tuesday
Jul182017

5 Books That Inspire  Travel

Not only can literature transport you to the edges of the earth without you having to lift much more than a finger, it can also be a great source of inspiration to actually go and discover places for yourself. We're here to give you five books that offer a unique and intriguing insight into some of the most beautiful parts of the world!

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Tuesday
Jul042017

8 Reasons To Ban The Ivory  Trade

Every 25 minutes, another elephant is killed for its tusks. Everyday, another poacher poses with a new corpse. And apparently, every year another debate is held over the ethics behind the ivory trade.

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Monday
Jun192017

5 Coolest Archaeological Finds 

From Egyptian treasures to ancient scriptures, we humans have dug up some pretty incredible things through time. We’re here to give you an insight into 5 seriously cool archaeological finds – some of which are mysterious, hugely significant or simply awe-inspiring.

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Friday
Nov182016

Flagship Species: Are They Necessary?

Everyone knows about the conservation story of the Panda, Orangutan and Elephant, yet despite the planet current mass extinction occurring, little is discussed in the mainstream media about the less cuddly species going extinct. We investigate whether flagship species actually aid in the conservation of all threatened species.

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Thursday
Dec102015

Poaching Power: A Rarely Told Story

The death of Cecil earlier this year evoked outrage across the planet, with people up in arms over the death of one of Africa’s favourite lions. The killer, a dentist from Minnesota, endured the wrath of many, but the real villains are those that do not make the front pages.

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Friday
Sep182015

The Red Panda

Tomorrow, Saturday 19th September is International Red Panda Day. This day was initiated by Red Panda Network (RPN) to raise awareness for this endangered species.

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Tuesday
Feb042014

Environment News: Whale Shark Slaughterhouse Exposed

On 27 January 2014, a Hong Kong-based NGO named WildLifeRisk released a report describing a three-year undercover operation to expose the illegal slaughter and trade of whale, basking, and great white sharks.

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Wednesday
Jul242013

Five breath-taking buildings

Architecture can tell a story of history whilst its aesthetics can create an atmosphere of a place and define it.

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Project of the week – China opportunities

Teaching English to friendly children whilst living in China will leave volunteers with some fantastic memories of having done something hugely worthwhile, and hopefully with a good grasp on a new language as well.

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Wednesday
Oct242012

Record Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong

Less than a week after the important alliance between the WWF's summit and 50 African religious leaders against poaching (Into The Wild 18/10/2012), Hong Kong police have impounded what has been described as one of the world's largest ever seizures of illegal ivory: a total of 1,209 ivory tusks or tusk fragments, as reported by the South China Morning Post.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Opinions: Save the Panda (and Make a Few Quid in the Process)

At the end of last year, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, two giant pandas from China made the long journey to their new home at Edinburgh Zoo in an attempt to help conserve this currently endangered species. However, Edinburgh Zoo has been struggling over the past few years and many animal rights groups believe the move is for purely commercial reasons. Is the zoo concerned with the Pandas welfare as a species? Or do they just want to improve their own fortune?

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Monday
Jan232012

Into The Wild: Enter the Dragon for Chinese New Year

In the spirit of Chinese New Year, Into the Wild will today be celebrating the Year of the Dragon. So in honour of this we thought we would bring you a veritable feast of ‘dragon’ species from land, sea and even the plant world.

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Wednesday
Jan182012

World’s Greatest Journeys: By Foot

This week Into the Wild has been looking at some of the all-time greatest journeys out there for budding and seasoned travellers. Today we bring you some of the most amazing and challenging trails from around the world to inspire your next trekking adventure.

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