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Can Ecotourism Help Save Endangered Species?

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 22 May 2012

We’ve all visited neglected, underfunded and high-traffic tourist parks where wild and endangered animals have become almost tame. Sites such as these, where regulations are inadequately enforced, are unfortunately far too common. On the sunny flip side of this is well-planned ecotourism, the kind that helps conserve many outdoor and wilderness spaces that may be a last hope for endangered species.

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Autumn Activities: Getting a High from the Low Season

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 9 September 2010

As summer takes its final bow (or winter, depending on which end of the planet you’re standing), it’s easy to think of the months ahead as a bit of a barren travel wasteland. Please don’t! Not only are off-season holidays far from the madding crowd more relaxed and easier on the wallet, but they take advantage of milder temperatures for outdoor pursuits that can be not all that fun when it’s just too darn hot… or cold! Here we put the ‘off’ season myth to bed with a selection of what to do and where after summer’s curtain call.

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Photo of the Week: Beneath the Azure Waves of Tonga

  • Tonga Visitor's Bureau (photo), Michael Puniani (text)
  • 28 March 2010

For a taste of old, peaceful, clean and perfect paradise, Tonga is one of the few remaining natural, low-profile, ‘fairytale’ wonders of the world. Viewed from high above, its sparkling clear waters attract even the youngest travellers from all around the world, all eager to experience firsthand the beauty of the Friendly Isles!

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A Port Elizabeth and Addo National Park Travel Portal is whl.travel’s Eighth in South Africa

  • whl.travel
  • 29 January 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS. Notable as the locations of some of Africa’s preeminent water-sport destinations, Port Elizabeth and Addo National Park lie halfway between Cape Town and Durban on South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

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Humpback Whale Conservation in Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

  • Ashley Hiemenz
  • 2 September 2009

Elegant, mysterious and enormous, the humpback whale is utterly breathtaking when seen up close for the first time. With their enigmatic singing and endearing gentleness, these magnificent beasts have continued to perplex and allure travellers from around the globe, wishing to behold these nomadic mammals during their epic migrations. Marine experts estimate that a humpback…

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