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Ecotourism

Help Save Sharks By Going Snorkeling

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

Kathy Xu first started her ecotourism project, The Dorsal Effect, to help sharks at risk of overfishing. But by hiring fishermen to lead snorkeling tr...

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.

Taiwan Follows in the Scientific Footsteps of Florida State Park

Meg Lowman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Meg Lowman

In 2009 two Taiwanese national-park employees arrived at my doorstep in Sarasota, Florida, determined to learn everything about the canopy walkway built in nearby Myakka River State Park. This unique treetop walkway has not only inspired research discoveries but doubled (or even tripled) visitors to the park.

Lindblad-National Geographic, a Ten-Year Expedition of Inspiration and Discovery

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Sven-Olof Lindblad, founder and president of Lindblad Expeditions, talks about the impetus behind the partnership, some of the accomplishments, and his thoughts of the future.

12 Healthy Habits The World Can Learn From Hawaii Locals

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Locals know that they are blessed with some of the most unspoiled natural wonders of the world. This means gratitude is the backbone of the Hawaiian heart.

Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with sloths. Let's add in some s...

Nebraska Has An Abundance Of Ecotourism Opportunities

AP | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Creators of a new website hope to guide people in discovering ecotourism opportunities in Nebraska. The site is ...

Symbiotic Travel: A Yogic Eco-Immersion

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

As an educator, I have long aspired to teach by turning students on to extreme, compelling storylines and whenever possible, fusing those with actual ...

Can Environmental Protection And Economic Development Coexist?

Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: Critics of environmentalism have often been keen to frame the issue as man vs. nature, progress vs. conse...

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat With Gringo Trails Director Pegi Vail (Part 2 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

I think traveling is among the best ways we can all get to know one another around the world and be more aware of, respect, and enjoy both our similarities and differences.

Feel Good About Where You Travel

Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel

Ethical Traveler wants your adventures to have a positive impact on the world. As eco-tourism gains more and more recognition, Ethical Travel has ...

Protecting Paradise on Maui

Sherry Ott | Posted 05.05.2014 | Hawaii
Sherry Ott

How can you meet locals in Hawaii? Volunteer. While in Maui I took a big turn off the tourist trail and ended up at the Waihee Coastal Dunes and We...

Belize's Ecotourism and Its Greatest Challenge Yet

Larry Waight | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Larry Waight

Baby Scarlet Macaw. Photo Credit Roni Martinez Belizean Anthropologist Joe Awe helped to contribute to this article. Nestled on the Northeaster...

Spotlight on Ethical Tourism, Saving Thailand's Elephants

Charli Moore | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Charli Moore

Riding an elephant in Thailand is a direct contribution to a heinous cycle of abuse which occurs throughout the country. Those who pay money for this experience are effectively making a financial vote in support of this exploitation.

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

Can Sustainable Tourism Thrive in Belize?

Larry Waight | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Larry Waight

Two weeks ago, I attended the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) in Belize City. The BTIA is the largest tourism association in Belize with over 25 years of membership commitment and is the voice of tourism related concerns.

Finding a Needle of Primary Jungle in Borneo's Haystack of Deforestation: Going Green on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Development and deforestation behind us, enveloped by the lushness of primary jungle, we're romping along a dirt track when we start waltzing gently to port. Within minutes it's graduated to a raucous grinding and we're rock 'n' rolling.

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

Belizean Anthropologist Speaks

Larry Waight | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Larry Waight

"One must understand that we were a colonial state until 1981 and that effect, while it persists today, back when I was dreaming it, was not a dream a young man could have. It would keep me in poverty was the thought. I went to the university and I studied business administration."

You'll Literally Be Surrounded By Nature

Posted 11.28.2013 | Travel

Sometimes you just feel the desire to be immersed in the natural world. If camping isn't your cup of tea, these gorgeous hotels will let you experi...

The Time to See -- and Save -- Africa's Elephants is Now

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Africa's elephants face an unprecedented poaching siege. It's a crisis of global significance that the U.S. government is taking action against -- and one in which safari ecotourism plays an important role, undergirding the value for local communities of keeping elephants alive.

Seeing the Forest, the Trees, Animals and People Too: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

Doing Good With Book Bags and Saplings in Malawi

Ethan Gelber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ethan Gelber

Like all illustrations of generosity at the interface between social enterprise and social good, it involves people who opened their hearts, minds and wallets to the unlikely, who rallied around common causes and who improved everyone's lives.

Sumatra's Vivid Red Orangutans in their Final Redoubts - Within Earshot of Whining Chainsaws

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

High in the branches, a vivid orange-red blur stirs behind the green leaves -- a young male slowly swinging his way in search of fruit

Sri Lanka's "Up" Country

Robert Schrader | Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Sri Lanka's tea-producing region is not only vastly different from anywhere else in the country, but is one of the most mysterious, awe-inspiring landscapes I've ever seen.