Tag: ecotourism

Behind the Scenes: Photographing and Filming in Palau

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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Conservation photographer Ian Shive travels to Palau and takes us underwater and in the air — and reveals what it’s like to photograph this magical and irreplaceable world.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Learn how ecotourism is behind one of the most important marine conservation achievements in Indonesia.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2011

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New dream interspecies friendship: little baby sharks and red-haired baby monkeys.

  1. The cutest thing you will ever see all day: a little ginger baby monkey. (Mongabay)
  2. A new report says climate change could cost Canada billions of loonies. (Green)
  3. Scientists have documented an eight-step process that leads to coral reef collapse. (YaleE360)
  4. Newsflash: ecotourism is better for the environment than just plain tourism. (The Daily Green)
  5. To help save a vulnerable species, scientists are reproducing grey nurse/sand tiger sharks in an artificial uterus. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2010

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Stop right here for your daily cool green news fix:

  1. Is global warming in need of a brand makeover? (Green)
  2. Scientists fear a massive coral bleaching event is unfolding across the globe. (The New York Times)
  3. Do ecotourists talk too much? According to tropical birds, yes. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. A rare “unicorn” was found recently in Laos. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. Half a million people are urging Facebook to un-friend coal. (Ecopolitology)

Ecotourism: Green Problem or Green Solution?

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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Ecotourism is often presented as the savior for wildlife and wild places — providing local communities with financial incentives to preserve nature while also reducing poaching and development pressure. But, lately, others question whether rich Westerners jetting around the world really help much at all: They disturb animals, create demands for new development and only […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2009

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It’s Earth Day at last — so get outside and send us a photo to prove it! (And do that before you read below on the 10 things NOT to do on Earth Day, or why Earth Day might have lost its steam since the 1970s, or any of the other interesting green links we’ve […]

Guatemala: Next “Hot” Birding/Ecotourism Destination?

Written by | March 17th, 2009

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I recently returned from participating in the 5th International Bird Watching “Encounter” in Antigua, Guatemala.  The encounters have been developed by the Guatemalan National Bird Watching Roundtable (Mesa Nacional de Aviturismo) with the assistance of INGUAT, the Guatemalan Tourism Institute. Based on this visit, I am convinced that Guatemala is ready to go as a major destination for […]

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