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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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Are Camel Safaris Responsible Or Ethical?

Camel treks and safaris are a popular tourist activity around the world, but is camel riding ethical or responsible? Should travellers and backpackers be riding a camel at all on their gap years?

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10 Reasons Independent Sustainable Travel Should Be The New Normal.

Responsible and sustainable tourism is becoming increasingly accepted as the gold standard in travel as travellers are becoming increasingly independent,starting to question and demand more responsible tourism practices and less likely to turn to the traditional tourism industry. Here are ten reasons why that momentum should continue.

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5 Wildlife Activities You Need To Remove From Your Bucket List Right Now.

Many people who dream of traveling the world have a bucket list. That vague catalogue of things that they dream of accomplishing before they die, but some of the more popular bucket list items often include interacting with wildlife and many of these have dark consequences that most people don’t even think about. Here are the top 10 wildlife activities you should scrap from your bucket list right now.

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Greenwashed Gap Years, How To Spot And Avoid Greenwashing On Your Travels.

With sustainable travel becoming increasingly popular, how do you know if the travel choices you make are truly responsible, or if they are just falling victim to a cynical marketing ploy by big business? Here is everything you need to know about making eco friendly travel choices before you set off on your gap year.

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No More Tiger Selfies.

Despite numerous attempts to shut the Tiger Temple in Thailand down, confiscate the tigers and even ban the monks from making a profit, tourists still line up to have their photo taken in a $3 million a year industry. It has to stop, and backpackers are the ones with the power to do it.

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Why Zoos Are An Important Part Of Responsible Wildlife Tourism.

Despite being controversial, zoos are an essential part of the conservation chain. This article explains why and puts forward the argument that without zoos we wouldn’t have any wildlife conservation efforts at all.

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