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Tripadvisor Is Finally Stopping Ticket Sales To Irresponsible Wildlife Attractions. But Is It Enough?

Tripadvisor has finally announced that it is to end its practice of selling tickets to cruel and unethical wildlife attractions, but is it too little too late? And is it enough? 

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The Good And The Bad Of Elephant Tourism In Sri Lanka.

Elephant Safaris are a major part of Sri Lanka’s eco tourism industry, but are they all as responsible as they claim to be?

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The Horrible Truth About Animal Sanctuaries.

Animal and wildlife sanctuaries are a huge part of the gap year industry now, with countless travellers, backpackers and tourists alike all hoping to get up close and personal with some of their favourite wild animal. 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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Thailand’s Cruel Tiger Temple Finally Shut Down.

After years of false starts, impotent warnings and failed attempts, the Thai authorities have finally grown a backbone and confiscated all of the tigers in the infamous tiger temple, essentially shutting it down, and it is about damn time.

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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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Wildlife Tourism Without Wildlife Harm. Is It Possible?

Is all wildlife tourism bad? Does any attraction involving any animal always harm the animals involved? Or can some wildlife tourism be a positive force for good in the conservation chain? If you want to see or interact with wildlife on your travels, follow these five simple steps for responsible wildlife tourism. 

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Is This The End Of Thailand’s Tiger Temple?

After years of controversy and countless animal rights campaigners and wildlife protection agencies calling for the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi to be shut down, it appears that the Thai authorities are FINALLY starting to take note with initial reports of

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