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Why great white sharks are disappearing from South Africa’s coastline

Government panel blames killer whales for the depleted population of great white sharks, but experts say overfishing is the big culprit that is not being addressed The post Why great white sharks are disappearing from South Africa’s coastline appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Ecotourism, South Africa, Conservation, Fishing, Sharks, Killer Whales, Orcas, Marine Biology, False Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Craig Smith, Mossel Bay, Gansbaai, Stellenbosch University, Great White Sharks

Hiking, Biking, and Walking Across Italy: How to Explore the Cammini d’Italia

“Italy has embraced the Via Francigena as none of the other three nations have,” writes Timothy Egan in his New York Times bestseller A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith. As he walks the storied route that traverses England, France, and Italy, Egan explains what makes walking the Italian section of the Via Francigena so appealing: This country never threw off its Catholicism; monarchs with their own religious agendas were scarce, and Protestants still are. The...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, History, Rome, Nature, Ecotourism, New York Times, Italy, Canterbury, Walking Tours, England France, Timothy Egan, Sports & Leisure, Francigena, Parks and Nature, Biking Tours

6 ways to visit Jordan meaningfully

T he world is woke — at least, it’s slowly waking — and the travel industry is taking note. More and more travelers are demanding authentic, meaningful experiences that go beyond the usual big-bus tours and selfie photo ops. We want to connect with communities, immerse ourselves in cultural experiences, and know that the dollars we spend are going to be invested back into the people who’s home we’re visiting. Cue Jordan taking the lead. The Meaningful Travel Map of Jordan highlights a variety ...
Tags: Travel, Small Business, Iraq, Ecotourism, Things To Do, Jordan, Royal Society, Petra, Sustainable Travel, All, Trip Planning, Amman, Dead Sea, Jordan Tourism Board, Jerash, Meaningful Travel

Flight Shaming: Is Flying Bad for the Environment?

Posted: 1/21/2020 | January 20th, 2020 As people become more conscious of their environmental impact on the world, there’s been an increased focus on air travel — and, over the past year, a corresponding increase in “flight shaming”. The term is coined from the Swedish flygskam, which means “flight shame” i.e. you personally feel shame about flying but, unsurprisingly, it has devolved into shaming others for flying due to its carbon footprint. After all, there is no denying that flying increas...
Tags: Travel, London, La, Environment, US, Nasa, Ecotourism, Flying, Vienna, United States, Paris, European Commission, Brussels, Hostelworld, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, ICAO

[INTERVIEW] Bobby Genovese On Ecotourism, Business Leadership And Giving Back

A businessman by nature living in the Bahamas and avid equestrian and philanthropist at heart, Robert Genovese, or Bobby as his friends call him, is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and developed a range of businesses throughout the span of his career. At the age of 25, Genovese founded his first company in his home of Ontario, Canada. Today, with years of experience in tow, Bobby Genovese spends most of his time helping other entrepreneurs achieve their goals, as well as working on his va...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Toronto, Ecotourism, Bahamas, Bobby, Genovese, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Advice For The Young At Heart, Entrepreneur Advice, Bobby Genovese, Robert Genovese, Ontario Canada Today

Germany premieres the first hydrogen-powered train in the world

At last, the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains have made their global debut in the northern countryside of Germany. As of Monday, two Coradia iLint locomotives have been transporting passengers back and forth to the towns of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude, just west of Hamburg. The efficient trains were produced by French transportation engineers at Alstom, the same manufacturers who amazed the world in the early 1980s with the world-record-setting bullet train. While the...
Tags: Design, News, France, Germany, Trains, Environment, Ecotourism, Canada, Energy Efficiency, Commuting, Clean Energy, Hydrogen power, Hamburg, Green Transportation, Eco Travel, Carbon-neutral

How To Go To Chemerong Waterfalls

The Chemerong Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful in Malaysia, and this article shares information about how to get here from Kuala Lumpur or anywhere from the country.  First of all, you should know that it is possible to make a day trip here to visit the waterfalls, namely for those who just want to take that Instagram shot.  And for the serious outdoor and nature lovers, you can book a tour that lets you trek and camp at the Chemerong Waterfalls, which is also known as one of th...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Instagram, Southeast Asia, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Catherine, Joan, Waterfalls, Melaka, Terengganu, David Jr, KUALA TERENGGANU, CBL

Taj Mahal will be restored to original glory thanks to environmental and cultural push

The Taj Mahal, India’s world-famous monument to love, is sparking a powerful environmental and national heritage movement due to the extreme pollution turning the iconic white building yellow and green. The building’s location in Agra – which ranks eighth on the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) list of most polluted cities – has proven less than ideal when it comes to staying pollution-free. Now, India’s Supreme Court is pushing for better pollution protections in order to preserve the mausole...
Tags: Design, News, Supreme Court, India, Environment, Ecotourism, Pollution, Who, World Health Organization, Taj Mahal, Agra, Yamuna River, Reuters Images, Taj Mahal India, Green Cover, Divay Gupta

Things To Do In Bakelalan

Here is a list of things to do in Bakelalan, based on actual experiences that I have done over the years visiting this unique part of Sarawak, which borders Kalimantan.  Bakelalan is home to the Lun Bawang people who live 3000 feet up in the Maligan Highlands, which is sometimes referred to as the Kelabit Highlands. This is truly one of Sarawak's most hidden gem for a true tourism experience.  What To Do In Bakelalan The general landscape view in Bakelalan For those headin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Indonesia, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Kevin, David Jr, Carolyn, Kalimantan, Lun Bawang, Bario, Bawang

These beautiful desert biodomes will be 100% self-sustaining

In an effort to encourage ecotourism for the millions that visit the United Arab Emirates each year, the country has officially launched the Biodomes project, which will feature beautiful biodomes designed by Baharash Architecture. Located in the mountainous eastern region of the UAE, the biodomes will be self-sustaining, use 100 percent renewable energy and have a minimal impact on the surrounding environment. Ultimately, the UAE hopes that the biodomes will promote awareness of and interest i...
Tags: Design, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Ecotourism, Gallery, United Arab Emirates, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Biodiversity, Uae, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Tourism, Eco Tourism, Prefab Architecture, Passive Cooling

Guide to Kissimmee, Fla. as a family

3 incredible ways to experience Kissimmee, Fla., as a family On the water In the air With the animals #wedge-0 { background-image: url('') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('
Tags: Travel, Florida, Disney, Dolphins, Earth, Ecotourism, Al Roker, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Family Travel, Everglades, Travel With Kids, All, St Cloud, Central Florida, Kissimmee Fla

The environmental costs of "safari selfies"

Everyone loves sloths, and that has led to a huge black market in their capture for use in "safari selfies," where eco-tourists travel to exotic locales and pose for social media posts with local fauna. (more…)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Selfies, Social Media, Ecotourism, Wildlife, Sloth, Enviroment, Sloths

Why Now is the Time to See Lemurs in Madagascar

The best time to see lemurs in Madagascar is NOW. Your visit as an ecotourist can play an important role in lemur conservation - before it's too late. You can read the original article here: Why Now is the Time to See Lemurs in Madagascar. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Outdoor Adventures | Hiking | Cycling Trips | Active Holidays
Tags: Travel, Monkeys, Ecotourism, Primates, Madagascar, Wildlife Holidays, Wildlife Safari, Eco-Adventures, Where To See Primates, Wildlife Adventures

5 National Parks You Must Visit in Malaysia

For the ecotourism and outdoor lover, these are 5 national parks you must visit in Malaysia when you plan a visit to this beautiful tropical country.  Malaysia has over 20 national parks and a majority of them are found in Sarawak, Sabah and the peninsular, and all of them are tropical rainforest types of national parks.  These national parks are well maintained and offer an incredible experience for just about any outdoor or Eco lover and are rich with flora and fauna. To get to some of ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Featured, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Kelantan, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, George Town, Penang

Cannabis Firm Tokes On Nipton California To Promote Pot Tourism

A lot of pot smoking-affected eyes are on Nipton, California, a former gold rush and rail town situated on the remote edge of the Mohave National Preserve that has been reduced to hardly anything more than a modest trading post and an even more modest hotel. Oh, and an RV park. Apparently this little known haunt of about a dozen residents (more or less) is about to be revitalized. Pot Company Invasion The interested party? Phoenix-based American Green, Inc, one of the country’s largest cannabis ...
Tags: Travel, News, California, Washington Post, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Ap, Green, Ecotourism, Tourism, Las Vegas, Random Musings, Travel News, Phoenix, Freeman, John Rogers

The Tesla of solar electric yachts launches in New Zealand

The future of boating is electric – and silent. That’s what Dutch company Soel Yachts says, and they’re bringing electric travel to the seas with their SoelCat 12. Inhabitat covered the boat’s design last year, and now the company is launching their sustainably-powered yacht in New Zealand. The yacht is kind to the environment not simply in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, but in the reduction of noise pollution as well. The SoelCat 12, which was built in New Zealand, is powered by t...
Tags: Design, News, Tesla, Ecotourism, Gallery, Electric Boat, Yacht, New Zealand, Solar Power, Electric, Green travel, Sustainable Design, Green Transportation, Eco Travel, Yachts, Boating

Bird Watching in Flores

If you are into birding, then this article on Bird Watching in Flores would be of great interest to you. I visited Flores twice in 2016 and both on a mission to explore this amazing destination which is relatively unknown to the general tourism world, perhaps many may know of Komodo Island as this is currently one of the top places to visit in Indonesia.  Therefore, I wrote this article on bird watching in Flores for any serious birders who would like to increase their bird numbers. Befor...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, US, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Nikon, Sabah, Dslr, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, White, Sarawak, Flores

Inside the Volcanic Lava Cave in Iceland

Just 10 days back on a night like this, I was exploring the lava cave in Iceland with one of my most favorite tour guide in Iceland, Stefan Pall from Icelandic Mountain Guides. This one adventure experience you should not miss in Iceland and is top on my list of sustainable things to do in Iceland. After a great day-long tour on Golden Circle along with best food tasting experience and relaxed [Author: Amruta Kshemkalyani- Tavkar]
Tags: Ecotourism, Anime, Iceland, Eco Travel, Responsible Tourism, Amruta Kshemkalyani Tavkar, Iceland Travel, Caving

Here’s an update on Southeast Asia’s palm oil crisis, and it’s not all bad.

Photo: Col Ford and Natasha de Vere EXACTLY A YEAR AGO, while most people around Europe and the US were blissfully enjoying their summer holidays, one of the worst environmental catastrophes of the 21st century was unfolding in Southeast Asia. Slash and burn forest fires, started to clear rainforest for palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia, spread quickly and out of control. The rainforest soil is rich in peat and organic matters, creating slow-burning fires that couldn’t be extinguis...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Beyonce, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Environment, US, Eu, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Deforestation, Donald Trump, Costa Rica, Central America, Borneo, Namibia

Breezy Vietnamese restaurant shows off the beauty and strength of bamboo

Completed in 2016, the Kim Boi Bamboo Restaurant was built on the bones of a twelve-sided concrete structure that was abandoned and left unfinished for many years due to the economic crisis. The architects worked with the existing concrete columns and beams to build a bamboo bearing structure and connected it to the foundation and existing beams with metal pipes and iron pins. The architects selected a type of solid bamboo, known as tầm vông (iron bamboo), to build the frame and covered the ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Ecotourism, Restaurant, Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Green Building, Vietnam, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Bamboo Architecture

3p Weekend: Bookmark These 7 Eco-Tourism Destinations

Have a case of wanderlust? Bookmark these seven eco-tourism hotspots, and keep them in mind when you finally cash in those vacation days.
Tags: Travel, 3p Weekend, Ecotourism, Tourism, Peru, Ecuador, Copenhagen, Costa Rica, Sustainable Travel, Travel-tourism, Positive Tourism, Responsible Travel, Eco-Tourism

Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel Industry

A quickly emerging market of small, specialized group tour operators offer a more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experience for the traveler. [Author: Travis Noland]
Tags: Travel, Small Business, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility, Society, Ecotourism, Tourism, Sustainable Development, Social Enterprise, Travel Industry, G Adventures, Sustainable Travel, Travel-tourism, Positive Tourism, Responsible Travel, Travis Noland

12 cocoon-shaped shelters in a Mexican biosphere reserve connect visitors with nature

Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to mangroves, a huge barrier reef, and tropical forests. Arqmov's proposed project designed to stimulate introspection would allow visitors to experience the natural beauty of Mexico. According to the architects, they want visitors to experience an "awakening" through connection to nature. Related: Escape into nature with Greenland's off-grid Amaroq cabins Each cocoon dwelling includes a living area and sleeping area, and the cocoons could b...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Architecture, Ecotourism, Gallery, Greenland, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Tourism, Unesco World Heritage, Eco Tourism, Sian Ka, Riviera Maya, Biosphere Reserve, Awakening

12 cocoon-shaped shelters connect visitors with nature in a Mexican biosphere reserve

Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to mangroves, a huge barrier reef, and tropical forests. Arqmov's proposed project designed to stimulate introspection would allow visitors to experience the natural beauty of Mexico. According to the architects, they want visitors to experience an "awakening" through connection to nature. Related: Escape into nature with Greenland's off-grid Amaroq cabins Each cocoon dwelling includes a living area and sleeping area, and the cocoons could b...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Architecture, Ecotourism, Gallery, Greenland, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Tourism, Unesco World Heritage, Eco Tourism, Sian Ka, Riviera Maya, Biosphere Reserve, Awakening

Lang Tengah Turtle Watch at Tanjong Jara

In an exclusive partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch and Tanjong Jara Resort, a new conservation unit and turtle hatchery will be unveiled on 2 July 2016 with the launch marked by the release of turtle hatchlings at 9.00 pm at the main beach of the resort. The turtle hatchery, located on the beach fronting Tanjong Jara Resort, will offer guests the opportunity to discover more about these magnificent creatures, learn about the dangers they face and the conservation efforts made to pr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Voluntourism, Terengganu, David Jr, MYR

Why Hotels Fell Behind On Sustainability and How They Caught Up

Hotels have been accused of damaging the environment, and sometimes with good reason. Luckily, things are changing fast. Sustainable eco-tourism is on the rise in many parts of the world, and even large hotel chains are now doing their bit for the environment. [Author: 3p Contributor]
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ecotourism, Tourism, Travel Industry, Climate & Environment, Sustainable Travel, Travel-tourism, Green Business, 3p Contributor