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134 travel features tagged “Eco-tourism”

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


Localites

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


Lodges Robinson Crusoe would love

As an alternative to the Dominican Republic’s all-inclusive resorts, owners are opening more eco-conscious lodges that are small, play a part in the local community – and stunning.
Read more… 26 March 2014


Beyond the Headlines

The world’s most ethical countries: 2014

A new study shows why bringing tourism dollars to destinations like the Bahamas and Chile can be more impactful than Costa Rica or Ghana.
Read more… 12 March 2014


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