Month: September 2016

Sustainable nature holidays on the rise

A recent report from the Center for Responsible Travel revealed that sustainable travel once again outpaced the rest of the tourism industry as demand for more socially and environmentally focused tours continue to thrive. Nature-based holidays now make up 20% of all international travel. Adventure travel, a $263 billion industry, grew 65% each year between 2009 […]

Rwanda celebrates annual gorilla naming ceremony

This September, it was Kwita Izina, the annual baby mountain gorilla naming ceremony that celebrates Rwanda’s unique conservation success.  This celebration serves to acknowledge just how important the mountain gorilla population is to the entire region, and the significance that Rwanda places on its environmental sustainability practices and ecotourism sector. Kwita Izina is one of the reasons that […]

Wild camping gets you close to nature for less

A recent investigation by AXA Insurance has revealed that getting back to nature can be surprisingly expensive, and raised the question: ‘Is wild camping the answer to saving money whilst still experiencing an authentic camping holiday? In recent years, ‘glamping’ has become increasingly popular with those who want to get back to nature but are not ready […]

Double red panda delight

A rare set of red panda twins has been born at Longleat. It’s only the second time the species, which is endangered in the wild, has bred successfully at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. Twin red panda births are extremely rare and keepers are delighted with the pair’s progress. The new arrivals are doubly welcome as their parents […]