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Bringing Back Tourism Is Vital To Animal Conservation.

Coronavirus restrictions have devastated the tourism industry over the last two years with many businesses and livelihoods lost, and this has had a cataclysmic effect on conservation efforts around the world. As tourism begins to slowly get back to normal, a focus on responsible wildlife tourism is needed to save and protect so many species and habitats at risk of destruction and extinction.

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Why Tourism Is Essential For Improving Animal Care In Wildlife Travel.

Wildlife tourism can do a lot of good, but it can do a lot of harm too. The good news is that tourism can ensure the good and stop the harm, and travelers can play an integral role in helping all

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Improving Animal Welfare In The Travel Industry With Global Spirit.

I have been writing about ethical and responsible wildlife tourism for many years now to raise awareness about the many conservation issues involved in the industry and to help travellers avoid unethical and abusive wildlife tourism operators. But it is time to take that next step and not just write about the issues, but to actually help to make a physical change in the industry too. This is why Bemused Backpacker is proud to announce our new service, the Wildlife Tourism Consultation and Audit, in partnership with Global Spirit!

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The Horrible Truth About Animal Sanctuaries.

Animal and wildlife sanctuaries are a huge part of the gap year industry now, and there are a lot of great sanctuaries that do so much good for wildlife care and conservation, but not all of these sanctuaries are what they seem and many often do far more harm than good. Read on and learn the real truth behind many of these so called sanctuaries. 

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Why Are People Still Visiting Thailand’s Tiger Temple?

Despite all the allegations of abuse, all the evidence of abuse, the temple being repeatedly raided and shut down and reopened, tourists still visit the hell hole of abuse that is Thailand’s Tiger Temple! Why?

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Update: It IS Finally The End Of The Tiger Temple. But What Happens To The Tigers Now?

Now that the Tiger Temple in Thailand has finally been raide and shut down, Bemused Backpacker asks what will happen to the tigers now?

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