Entries in ecotourism (11)

Thursday
Jun232016

6 Reasons to Travel In Your Own Country

When someone utters the world ‘travel’, everyone automatically thinks bout jetting off across the world but travelling within your own country can be just as exhilarating and rewarding! Here are our top six reasons for why you should spend some time exploring your native country. The grass isn’t always greener after all…

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Wednesday
Sep092015

How to Be a Green Traveller

Travelling is great, but between the transportation, the accommodation, the food on the road, all the energy spent on organised tours and on luxury we don’t give ourselves at home… our dreams can be potentially damaging the environment. Here are some tips on reducing waste and saving energy on your next trip to become a green traveller.

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Thursday
Jun122014

Ecotourism DIY: Instruction for Usage  

Once upon a time, tourism only consisted of a few different things: you’d visit a place, take as many pictures as possible and buy quite tacky souvenirs.

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Tuesday
Nov262013

Using ecotourism as a method of conservation and development in Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest nations (Marcus, 2001) but also one of the richest in terms of biodiversity (Harper et al., 2007). With a high level of endemic plants and vertebrates living in Malagasy forests, they are a conservation priority (Myers et al., 2000).

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Wednesday
Jul312013

Travelling with a conscience

While travelling in a new place or going on holiday, it can be easy to forget to think about the impact of your travel and tourism influence on that particular area.

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Tuesday
Jul302013

Five funny elephant facts

Elephants have been admired and loved by humans throughout history. In the beginning of time, elephants were revered for their large size and majestic mannerisms

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Thursday
Jul182013

Falling through the gap: tips to ensure your year away doesn’t harm animals

Volunteering at a conservation or wildlife centre can be a life-changing experience – but how do you make sure that your adventure contributes to a positive experience for the animals as well?

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Wednesday
Jun192013

Opinions: “Tourism is killing us” - The Maasai Way of life under threat again

Although we may think that there can be nothing as culturally enriching as exploring exotic parts of the world which we’ve never before visited - often paying money which we assume will go back into the local economy - the influx of tourist and commercial interest in East Africa is far from harmless.

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Thursday
May232013

5 digital ways to ‘green’ your trip

With lightweight laptops, tablets and smartphones, getting online during your travels has never been easier.

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Thursday
May092013

Project of the week: Peru Amazon Rainforest Conservation

Based in the Peruvian Amazon, this project is spearheading the conservation of a unique region of the rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is facing deforestation at an increasing rate, and if this trend continues then it could be destroyed by the end of this century.

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Wednesday
Feb062013

Responsible travel – what do you call it? The many labels of ecotourism

Ecotourism, sustainable travel, voluntourism, ethical travel – there are so many labels for responsible travel (there’s another one!). How can you tell one term from another when planning a ‘good’ travel experience?

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