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Where and How to Help Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region

  • Samantha Libby
  • 10 October 2011

When it’s summer, the tourist migration to the Mediterranean’s famed beaches is at its height. However, there’s an older guest who has lived here for the past 95 million years and needs our help: the marine turtle. Saving the marine turtle just may be one of the few things the international community can agree on these days, especially steps taken toward turtle conservation through tourism.

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Barra de Potosí, Mexico: Development Endangers a Fragile Ecosystem and the Future of a Community

  • Ali Zerriffi
  • 22 June 2011

Barra de Potosí is a small coastal village at the mouth of a lagoon, part of a complex and interdependent system of lagoons, which runs along the coast of the Municipio de Petatlan in Mexico. The people of Barra de Potosí are now confronted by and opposing a development project that they believe will destroy the existing ecosystem. The fight is proving to be a difficult one, and the people can use all the help they can get.

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Autumn Is the New Summer: Browsing the Best Off-Season Beach Breaks

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 14 September 2010

If you too are still a little peeved by the summer washout and aren’t yet ready to batten down the hatches in preparation for another gruelling winter, fear not! There are still plenty of places to replenish that flagging vitamin D. And better yet, you won’t have to break the bank or fight tooth and nail for your patch of sand. Bliss! Here we check out which whl.travel (www.whl.travel) destinations have the best beach-break ability to blow away those autumn cobwebs.

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Finding Honeymoon Happiness in the Seychelles

  • Laura Fornadel
  • 3 February 2010

When deliberating a honeymoon – an important rite of passage for all soon-to-be-married couples – traditional romantic cities like Venice or Paris are usually top destination choices. Today, however, the African archipelagic nation of the Seychelles, already admired the world over for its stance on nature conservation is also indeed being lauded as one of the world’s number one honeymoon destinations.

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Photo of the Week: Hawksbill Turtle in Ubatuba, Brazil

  • Elsie C. Orabona (image and text)
  • 10 January 2010

That’s a hawksbill turtle. With its namesake hawk-like bill, it is considered one of the most beautiful of the five marine turtle species encountered in Brazilian waters. It is a superb animal and can live more than 60 years. Unfortunately, already critically endangered, it will one day be extinct if people continue to kill them…

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Saving Sea Turtles in Los Roques, Venezuela

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 4 December 2009

Off the Caribbean coast of Venezuela lies Los Roques, a remote paradise, where stretches of picturesque beach meet a crystal-clear sea teeming with schools of colourful fish. Over the centuries, this near-utopia archipelago has seduced many tourists into full-time residence with its isolation, charm and stark beauty. It was even once described by Christopher Columbus…

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Coconut Crab Conservation in Vanuatu

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 30 July 2009

In April 2001, John and Silvana Nicholls, today owners and operators of Vanuatu Hotels, arrived in Vanuatu to launch and manage a resort on the island of Tanna. They immediately declared it a bird sanctuary. They also banned coconut crab from their menu. The resort became the island’s de facto animal refuge.

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Captivating Cape Verde

  • whl.travel
  • 10 June 2009

Cape Verde is a fascinating country – an amazing group of islands and mesh of cultures – located about 700km west of Senegal. Still relatively unknown to many travellers, Cape Verde has however been attracting more and more attention, especially from Europeans, who can reach it by plane in only four hours from Lisbon, Portugal. Other flights by TACV Cabo Verde Airlines now also arrive regularly from Africa and the Americas.

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