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Animals, Environment

5 Ways to Combat Ocean Pollution Through Travel

World Oceans Day has been extended! June 2017 is now National Ocean Month, and at Visit.org we are spending all month celebrating our oceans as well as working towards biodiversity conservation and minimizing ocean pollution through what we do best — sustainable travel! After the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, taking initiative to personally contribute to protecting…

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Libearty and Justice for All

Read on to learn about one of the largest animal welfare projects in Europe, the Libearty Sanctuary Zarnesti. On a rainy day in Transylvania I ventured off to the sanctuary in hopes of meeting some European brown bears on behalf of Visit.org. During the hour long bus ride to the sanctuary from nearby Brasov, I kept wondering if we’d actually…

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Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #5 Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. Additionally, it has abundant deposits of diamond, gold, and other precious minerals. Unfortunately, it is a nation that has suffered from extreme poverty, with 70% of the population living in need. And although it is a beautiful country, it has had setbacks…

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#SomosTambopata : A Campaign to Save the Peruvian Amazon

Behind the destruction and environmental degradation of the Amazon are gaps in public policy about sustainable development and the protection of natural resources. Alarmed by this destruction, organizations dedicated to conserving and reforesting of the Amazon rainforest have arisen. This month, Jimmy Carrillo, the director of communications at the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law (SPDA), talks to us about his…

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How To Make a Difference on World Elephant Day

August 12 marks World Elephant Day. Known for their intellect, these large land mammals are commonly divided into two species — the African elephant and the Asian elephant. Populations of these mighty mammals are dwindling due to poaching and illegal ivory trade. Habitat loss, encroachment and human-elephant trafficking have put these animals at risk. How our partner orgs, in particular…

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7 of the World’s Best Animal Conservation Travel Attractions

From pet owners to zoo-goers, animal-lovers rejoice at the opportunity to interact with exotic creatures abroad. However, land degradation, industrialization and pollution threaten the survival of these wild animals. With the the help of these nonprofits, you can rest assured that the animals you care about are protected. Visit some of these animal conservation attractions on your next trip! Visit…

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How To Be On Team Wildlife While You Travel

It’s no secret that various animal populations around the world are in decline, with a growing number currently fighting extinction. As Sea World vows to no longer capture Orcas from the wild, we see a rise of consciousness and compassion in the animal entertainment industry. Yet many will still ride an elephant in Thailand or stroke Tigers in Nepal, completely…

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Harambe’s Death Reminds Us There Are Better Options Than Zoos

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the pleasant outing of one family was disrupted by the emergency shooting of a 17-year-old gorilla. It happened quickly: a family was visiting the Cincinnati Zoo, when their 3-year-old boy “crawled through a barrier and fell an estimated 10 to 12 feet” into the gorilla enclosure. According to the Cincinnati Fire Department in Cincinnati.com’s report,…

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A Cape Town Must-Do You Really Must Do

Traveling to Cape Town and missing the African penguins is quite like going to Paris and passing on baguettes and cheese– heresy! You don’t have to tackle every items on a city’s must-do list, but there are always a few things visitors definitely should not miss. In Cape Town, African penguins are one of them. So when we learned that visit.org had partnered with SANCCOB, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates African penguins, we decided to pay them a visit.

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