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Smile - You've Just Killed My Mum

Philip Mansbridge

November 8th, 2013

Phillip Manbridge, CEO of Care for the Wild International, introduces the 'No Photos, Please!' campaign, which forces us to look beyond the adorable faces of captive animals we encounter abroad and ask - what is the real story here? more...

Phu Quoc Island: Trouble in Paradise

24th June, 2013

by Jak Phillips

Meddling by the Vietnamese government and an invasion of investors has put Phu Quoc island on course to becoming severely tarnished by international tourism, reports Jak Phillips
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Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

Namibia's 'cruel' seal hunt sparks calls for tourism boycott

Tafline Laylin

12th April, 2012

In the lead up to the new seal hunting season, activists have expressed dismay over the failure of Namibia to halt its annual slaughter of 91,000 Cape Fur seals
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Yorkshire Dales Natural Retreats

Kicking back in a green Eden: a weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Matilda Lee

24th November, 2011

From the sedum roof to the wood burning stove, Yorkshire Dales Natural Retreats combines eco-friendly innovations with serious luxury more...
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Tourism has a negative impact on Laos' wildlife

Dawn Starin

14th October,2011

Tourists eager to try exotic meat and buy wildlife souvenirs in Laos are helping destroy the country's natural heritage. The consequences for both people and environment are worrying, reports Dawn Starin

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Ring of Kerry

Five ways to get involved in Green Tourism Week

Jeff Holman

9th June, 2011

Green Tourism Week 2011 has arrived, so Jeff Holman took a look what's going on more...
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Top 10...environmentally friendly travel companies

Valentina Jovanovski

3rd June, 2011

Eschewing mass tourism for small groups, conservation and community involvement, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on the green travel companies making a positive difference more...
Raoul du Toit, 2011 Goldman Prize winner

Raoul du Toit: Saving Zimbabwe's black rhino

Matilda Lee

31st May, 2011

Despite increased poaching threats, a difficult political situation, drought and climate change, Goldman Prize Winner Raoul du Toit has pioneered a new approach in community stakeholding to save the black rhino more...
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Egypt faces 'environmental crisis' following ousting of Mubarak

Joseph Mayton

19th May, 2011

The political future of the Arab world's largest country could look brighter following the recent uprising in Tahrir Square and beyond. But the country faces an ecological catastrophe - much of it tourism related - reports Joseph Mayton from Cairo more...

Top 10…Euro cities to cycle

Ruth Styles

7th March, 2011

Want to see a new city and get fit at the same time? Then try doing it by bike... more...

Wild with heart: 'Voluntouring' at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve in Peru

The Ecologist

17th February, 2011

Combining stunning jungle scenery with the chance to get close to wildlife and give something back Taricaya Ecological Reserve offers volunteering opportunities that can make a real difference
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Tanzania: can the country's booming eco-tourism sector ever be truly green?

Thembi Mutch

18th January, 2011

From local participation to wildlife conservation, Tanzania’s green tourism projects show how responsible travellers and tour operators can improve lives and ecosystems - but there's still much to do, reports Thembi Mutch more...

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Manta Rays

Maldives ‘tourism boom’ putting manta rays at risk

Emily Shelton

20th October, 2010

Giant manta rays could be driven away from world-famous feeding site in five years because of disruption from tourist industry, warns leading marine biologist more...

London's Savoy hotel gets five stars for eco refit

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2010

One of London's most prestigious hotels has had a green makeover as part of a £220 million refit. Ahead of the official reopening, Matilda Lee gets an exclusive preview of the capital's most environmentally responsible luxury hotel
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Dead Sea pipeline plan an ‘ecological disaster’

Vikki Miller

25th April, 2010

Simple water conservation rather than a multi-billion pound pipeline project would be the best way to save the Dead Sea from disappearing, say environmentalists more...
A plane ready for boarding

I failed. I caught a plane

Ewan Kingston

3rd February, 2010

Thousands of miles by train, coach, bus, boat and foot and, at the last hurdle, Ewan finds that there's no way to cross the Tasman Sea except on metal wings... more...
Irshad Mobarak

CASE STUDY: Keeping tourism in balance with nature

Eifion Rees

5th January, 2010

Irshad Mobarak, a self-taught naturalist and environmentalist from the Malaysian island of Langkawi says that development need not mean destruction more...
Under the Thatch

Green holidays: Under the Thatch

Richard Hammond

1st July, 2008

Derelict cottages restored to former glory, happy holidaymakers and revived communities – all the result of one man’s vision. Richard Hammond reports more...
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It's ecotourism, but not as we know it

Jeremy Smith

5th October, 2009

Ecotourism is not simply about minimising your negative impact. There are places you can go where your presence (and money) can make a positive difference too
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Atlantic Rising - Mont St Michel

Atlantic Rising: the plan to save Mont Saint Michel

Tim Bromfield

9th September, 2009

France's tourist haven Mont Saint Michel is threatened. A new scheme to recreate the rock will have dramatic, albeit short-lived, results more...
New holiday resorts are endangering the existence of indigenous tribal people

Holiday destinations we should avoid

Ecologist

3rd August, 2009

Survival International says holiday resorts are putting tribal peoples' lives at risk. more...
The Ethical Travel Guide

The Ethical Travel Guide by Tourism Concern

Stephanie Wallis

3rd August, 2009

Can local people benefit from tourism? This guide takes you through the issues, and lists over 400 ethical holidays more...
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We need to talk about... flying

Jeremy Smith

2nd July, 2009

To fly or not to fly? Jeremy Smith navigates his way through a tricky issue and finds that there isn't a simple answer more...
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Sustainable travel - bons voyages?

Jeremy Smith

19th June, 2009

In the six years I spent at the Ecologist from 2001-2007, there was only one issue we really shied away from tackling properly. And that was tourism. more...
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Can space tourism be green?

Paul Miles

2nd April, 2009

As adventure tourism exhausts its possibilities, what next?… A look at why we travel, its environmental impact, and where our final destination might be more...

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