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136 travel features tagged “Eco-tourism”

Protecting sharks off Florida’s eastern coast

A new research program in Florida gives travellers the chance to catch sharks in an effort to save them, eventually returning them unharmed – though possibly irritated – to the ocean.
Read more… 05 October 2014


Shepherding in the new Kosovo

As the ethnic Gorani people of Kosovo's Šar Mountains turn from shepherding to work abroad, ghost villages and tranquil wilderness are left behind – all best discovered on horseback.
Read more… 03 September 2014


Sleeping on stilts in the Amazon

At Brazil’s largest nature reserve, travellers can stay in treehouses, paddle past alligators and pick acai berries – but only 1,000 visitors a year are allowed in.
Read more… 02 July 2014


On this Turkish trail, kindness is the compass

Walking an ancient 330km route alone seems solitary. Except for friendships struck with farmers – and for the ghosts of Ottoman sultans and Roman soldiers who trod the trail before.
Read more… 28 June 2014


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A stunning (and disturbing) exhibit

A new San Francisco collection of giant sea life sculptures is not quite what it seems.
Read more… 01 June 2014


Hunting possums – and ecological balance – in New Zealand

New Zealand is a naturalist’s dream – but its one-of-a-kind flora and fauna are threatened by invasive species. Can travellers help… by hunting?
Read more… 22 May 2014


The world’s largest ocean treasure

New Caledonia has added a marine park triple the size of Germany to its already long list of natural wonders.
Read more… 17 May 2014


Finding farms, and solitude, in Mexico City

Mexico City’s concrete jungle and population of 20 million conceals an unexpected, enormous nature reserve, where artificial islands grow fresh produce and hardly a person is found.
Read more… 10 May 2014


Where sea gypsies settle

Located 60km off the Thai coast, the tiny isolated Surin Islands are home to the Moken, a tribe of former nomads experiencing a shifting way of life.
19 April 2014


The islands where foxes fly

Located 1,000km from Tokyo, Japan’s 30-island Bonin archipelago was never part of a larger land mass – leading to a wealth of biodiversity that’s worth the 25-hour ferry ride.
Read more… 09 April 2014


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