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When a Tourist Meets Nature: A Story from a City-Dwelling Brit

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"What about there?" I point at a green patch on the computer screen. My partner and I are planning the next route of our journey through Southeast Asia. And by planning, I mean deciding one day in advance.

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- May 02, 2018
Birdwatching: A Growing Industry in Post-Conflict Colombia

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In November 2016, Colombia’s congress approved a historic peace deal after a 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). For decades, the presence of armed groups prevented…

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- Oct 22, 2017
Desert Lion Tourism

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I attended a presentation last night by Dr. Flip Stander, who is the leading lion expert in Namibia. It was a fascinating look at the last 15 years of his life spent with the desert lions in the Kaokoveld…

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- Jul 12, 2013
Dead or Alive: The Promise of Tourism for Shark Conservation

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When many people hear the words shark and tourism in the same sentence, the first thing they think of is how to avoid these creatures of the deep. The second thing is the ubiquitous image of a small diver…

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- May 08, 2013
Tiger Tourism: Can Travel Help Save These Big Cats?

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Tigers are one of the most charismatic and beautiful animals on earth. They are the world’s largest cat and can live across a wide range of habitats, from mountains to coastal wetlands. Most of the world’s…

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- Feb 21, 2013
In Sri Lanka, Efforts to Save Earth’s Largest Animal

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Sri Lanka, an island located off the southern coast of India, has been called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” due to its rich culture, tropical forests, diverse landscapes and abundant biodiversity. The…

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- Jul 03, 2012