With Africa's rhino population facing the worst poaching crisis in decades - the most serious upsurges in South Africa (588 reported cases this year), Kenya and Zimbabwe - this offering from The Phinda Reserve in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal is particularly timely.
July is Make Holidays Greener Month, a consumer awareness campaign led by The Travel Foundation which aims to increase the ways that local communities can benefit from our holidays.
Eco-friendly Andalucian bolthole DDG Retreat has opened for its second full season with a pledge to launch additional initiatives aimed at helping to protect the environment.
There are still a few places left on a scuba diving conservation project based on Tioman Island in Malaysia where you will be part of a small international group helping with research aimed at studying and protecting the beautiful but fragile coral reefs in the area.
Malaysia is one of the twelve mega-biologically diverse countries which boasts at least 15,000 species of flowering plants, 300 species of mammals, 150,000 species of invertebrates, and 4,000 species of fishes, creating unique niche eco and agro tourism activities.
Do something different this year and head to islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to take part in a conservation project studying whales, dolphins and loggerhead turtles!
The label reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." It worked for Paddington but can it work for the Sun Bear of Borneo?
Haven Holidays' continued commitment to the environment has been rewarded with the news that three of its parks have achieved Special Distinction Awards in the 2011 David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme.
Three brand new holidaying accommodation concepts have been created to help celebrate Green Eden - a destination tourism campaign that places the spotlight on Eden in Cumbria - a land where the mystical meets the mountains and legend illuminates the lakes.
Bamboo Travel has launched a new itinerary entitled Exotic Vietnam which includes a visit to the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre on Dao Tien Island.
With Burma having been voted “Top Emerging Destination” in Wanderlust’s Readers’ Travel Awards earlier this year, Imaginative Traveller reports that Brits are heeding Aung San Suu Kyi’s wishes to encourage ethical tourism to the country.
Sandals Resorts, in conjunction with The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), has launched Reading Road Trip, the resort company’s first official voluntourism program.
Travel Bureau Gosforth, the luxury holidays and honeymoons specialist, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Established in 1961 the company has long standing charitable connections, most recently via the Travel2Give scheme, encouraging travellers to donate by registering with the scheme, booking a holiday triggers a donation to one of several charity partners in the North East.
Oceans Worldwide – the holiday company affiliated to WDCS (the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society) – has knocked a hefty £250 pp off its 12-night Blue Whales & Dolphins trip to Sri Lanka departing 3 December 2011.*
The Unique Travel Company is offering gap breaks teaching English in schools and orphanages on the tropical Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka from around £550 per person for four weeks or £1,020 for twelve weeks.
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