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Marin researchers work to protect Galápagos Islands

Shannon Bennett, a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, examine a saddleback tortoise specimen on Monday. It is one of several specimens collected by the academy during expeditions in 1905 and 1906. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) Dr. Jack Dumbacher prepares a vertebrae of the juvenile dwarf …

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The dark side of ‘voluntourism’ causes orphanage numbers to boom in developing countries

Posted August 18, 2019 08:16:47 Photo: Orphanages have proliferated in developing countries in response to the “voluntourism” trend. (Pixabay: Rolf Dobberstein) Young Australian backpackers venturing overseas are being warned to rethink volunteering in developing countries as a booming trend of “voluntourism” exposes a darker side of the industry. According to …

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Sargassum hits Belize hard

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019. 1:02 pm CST. By BBN Staff: For the fifth consecutive year, influxes of sargassum seaweed have begun piling up on beach fronts in major tourist destinations in Belize. Breaking Belize News has confirmed that beaches in Placencia are now covered with the seaweed, which emits …

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Which flight route makes the most money in the world?

OPINION Thailand is a proud country with a rich cultural tradition. And great food. Expats and visitors have been flocking to the Land of Smiles for a century, especially the last 20 years when tourism has surged to become a major contributor to the country’s GDP. But the veneer of …

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GUEST COLUMN: Come From Down Under

Toni Kearney For the past two years, I have been living in what feels like some sort of dream in the gorgeous city of Melbourne, Australia. The streets are lined with colorful characters and crazy graffiti, with each nook and cranny of the alleyways tickled with eccentric cafes serving up …

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Warning Signs Missed? 23-Year-Old Mom Dies Days After Returning From Vacation With Back Pain

Xavier Soto has been desperately looking for answers since his 23-year-old partner, Jeimily Morales, died in June at a hospital in Puerto Rico, nine days after the pair returned from a vacation to the Dominican Republic. Soto, 27, believes Morales, the mother of a 4-year-old boy, was in good health …

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Northern Arizona sees wear and tear from tourism love

Some of Arizona’s most scenic and fun spots are feeling the test of time. Decades of tourist love are stressing the region with traffic, pollution and noise. Local groups, state leaders and industry are focused on ramping up efforts to protect regions in Northern Arizona that rely heavily on tourism. …

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Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal presents Sonitkonwar Gajen Baruah Award to Bhaben Bora

A Correspondent Tezpur:  Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal conferred Sonitkonwar Gajen Baruah Award 2019 to noted dramatist, educationist and director Bhaben Bora at a function held at Jamugurihat in Sonitpur district on Friday. The award carries a citation, a sarai, aganbastra  and a cheque worth Rs. 2 lakh. Speaking on the …

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How to Go Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Travelers who want to promote responsible tourism shouldn’t balk at pricey permit costs, as it, directly and indirectly, protects the animals. A portion of the permit cost goes to the park rangers, veterinarians, and trackers who ensure the animals’ health and safety. Another portion goes to help nearby communities, where …

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Flamingoes, grasslands, treks, hot air balloons & safaris: Check out five astounding experiences of Kenya

Old World cities, azure water bodies and endless national parks dot the landscape of the east African country – Kenya. With its verdant landscape, mist-wreathed hills, lowlands and highlands, safari experiences and more, Kenya has become a promising holiday destination for adventure seekers and wildlife lovers. Take a trip to …

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