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The Eco Side of Ethiopia

Ethiopia has so much to offer visitors: the Historic Route, covering the ancient town of Axum, with…

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Added by Amran Ethiopia Tour and Travel on March 22, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments

Peacocks Being Hunted in India's Corbett National Park

A recent news item shows that peacocks are being hunted. It’s the first news that comes from the Kaladhungi region of Uttarakhand. Some weeks ago, when a young boy was attempting to wring the neck of a peacock, the forest officials caught him.

It said that there are lots of people who are crazy about the meat of peacock, and they have been hunting our national bird for quite a long time. It is said that the meat of peacocks is very tasty. It is the biggest reason why the peacock is…

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Added by Global Tourism India on March 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

One-Horn Rhino Census in Assam, India

A census for one-horned rhinos will be held from 15th of March 2012 in the state of Assam. Last time the census for the rhinos was done in the year of 2009 as according to that census the state has nearly about 2200 rhinos. The census operation will start form the Orang National Park. The pre schedule of census are; 15th March- Orang National Park; 20 March- Pabitora wildlife sanctuary; 26th and 27th march- Kaziranga National Park. Two days allotted to Kaziranga National Park considering the…

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Added by Global Tourism India on March 6, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Camping It Up in Kenya

Where would you camp in Kenya? KWS Kenya Wildlife Service has a selection of unrivalled camping areas that are scenically located within national parks and reserves and in addition offer the best possible security services. There are 2 kinds of camp sites: Public campsites which are normally located adjacent to the main gate. They are open to everyone and normally don’t require you to pre book. Public campsites have the basic necessities: water, latrine, shower, sheltered cooking…

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Added by LuyanziTours on March 1, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Queensland: Fair Dinkum, Mates!

This eco lodge design, built after careful ecological planning and consideration, has received many International AWARDS!



DAINTREE AUS Lodge

Welcome to Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa: A boutique 15 “Bayan” resort nestled in the rainforest of Queensland the tropical paradise of Australia's East Coast.

Wake to the gentle sounds of nature in your Daintree rainforest accommodation. Enjoy total pampering in the unique Daintree Wellness Spa.…

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Added by Uwe Ahlgrimm on February 29, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo was established in 1970 by Robert Irwin, as the ‘Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park’, on the grounds of a former macadamia nut farm. From an early age, his son, Steve, helped his father with the animals, both looking after them, and rescuing and relocating them.

As most people know, Steve…

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Added by Keith Kellett on February 26, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Kaziranga National Park Wildlife Adventure In Northeast India

Kaziranga National Parkis located in Assam and it is famous as the best home for Great Indian one horned rhinoceros. Tourists will love to spend their vacation ion Kaziranga National Park amidst the beautiful landscape which covers tall elephant grass, sheer forest, shallow pools, marshes and rugged reeds. Apart from the beautiful landscape you will love to have a company of different wild animals like Elephant, Rhinoceros, Sambar,…

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Added by Global Tourism India on February 23, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Andersson's Camp, Namibia

Andersson’s Camp is situated close to Etosha National Park, Namibia

A former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt in consideration of known eco standards which are suggested by the government…

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Added by Uwe Ahlgrimm on February 22, 2012 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

What Is 'Sustainable' Ecotourism?

Recently I watched Video’s of several Nature Organizations, I counted the expression “Sustainable” in one 12 minute presentation, 32 times (Video not displayed). This unleashed my curiosity and my search brought the following to light. 

The WIKIPEDIA Definition:

A diagram indicating the relationship between the three pillars of sustainability suggesting that both economy and society are constrained by…

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Added by Uwe Ahlgrimm on February 19, 2012 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

Up Close and Personal With Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

I never thought I would see a blue whale outside of the Smithsonian museum. In fact, I thought they were almost extinct. On January 23, 2012 I saw four pairs of them. Blue Whaleswere not even on my bucket list. When we started doing research on …

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Added by Forrest Walker on February 15, 2012 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Tortuguero, A Costa Rica Ecotourism Highlight

Costa Rica offers to its visitors a wide range of activities and attractions, spread out all over the country; from coast to coast our visitors can find lots of options and destinations to explore in our country.

Tortuguero is one of the highlights, very popular among the nature lovers; this national park offers wide biodiversity of flora and fauna…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 14, 2012 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

The Botanical Gardens of Turrialba, Costa Rica

A quick and easy day trip from Costa Rica’s capitol city of San Jose is to the Botanical Gardens at CATIE (the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) in Turrialba.

Just an hour and a half from the Central Valley, you’ll be in a tropical plantation paradise.…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 26, 2012 at 11:48am — 2 Comments

Ecoturismo: responsabilidad de todos

La definición de Ecoturismo ó Turismo Ecológico es la actividad turística que se desarrolla sin alterar el equilibrio del medio ambiente, evitando así daños a la naturaleza.

Una de las cosas que hace del Ecoturismo algo muy atractivo es el vínculo que se logra entre el visitante y las comunidades locales que son quienes reciben muchas veces al turista y a su vez vigilan que sus…

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Added by TripButler on January 19, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Kenya's Samburu Game Lodge

From Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to the Samburu Game Lodge is about 150 miles as the crow flies. But, if you leave Nairobi in the middle of winter, and you’ll arrive at Samburu in midsummer. However, that’s not because the roads are so bad, or the little Nissan safari buses which most tour operators use being anything…

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Added by Keith Kellett on January 13, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Most Intelligent Animals

Some animals considered the smartest and most intelligent others are just stupid: Here is a list of top 15 smartest animals on our planet

1.       Great Apes; 98% of the great apes genes are the same as ours, the smartest species is chimpanzee. They can recognise themselves in the mirror, they can make tools (e.g. stone to cut food), use tools (e.g. painting). Just like us, they can kiss, snuggle, tickle, laugh, can count very trainable and have their own…
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Added by Krystal Christine on January 10, 2012 at 11:07am — 3 Comments

Australia's Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, or ‘KI’, as it’s known locally, is more noted for what it hasn’t got than for what it has. Unlike mainland Australia, rabbits and foxes were never introduced, so the indigenous wildlife has less competition for…

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Added by Keith Kellett on November 13, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

Arribada! Saving the Turtles in Costa Rica

Close to our Spanish school in Samara, turtles are making their way to lay their eggs in Ostional, Costa Rica, a phenomenon known in Spanish as "arribada" or a mass emergence from the ocean.  Thousands of "tortugas lora," or olive ridley turtles nest here each year in the refuge that was created in 1984. …

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Added by Intercultura Language School on October 29, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Comfortable Stay At Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore is one of the most renowned and the biggest national park in Northern India. It is the perfect destination for the wild life lovers and wild life photographers. This national park is located in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan. It is just about 130 kms from the pink city Jaipur so people generally visit this place even to spend their weekends. In olden days this place was considered to be the hunting grounds for the Maharajas of Jaipur. But now this national park…

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Added by Global Tourism India on October 14, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

5 DAYS MAASAI MARA/NAKURU

5 DAYS MAASAI MARA/NAKURU



Day 1: Nairobi/Masaai Mara

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi for a journey south a long the great…

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Added by diana kigunda on October 14, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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