In its Top 10 Adventure Trips that Give Back, National Geographic Adventure features one of our favorites: Baja Mexico Kayak and Turtle Conservation Trip. Five species of sea turtles are found in the Baja region. All are endangered. This Baja trip supports research on black sea turtles as part of the Grupo Tortuguero program. Grupo Tortuguero is a collection of former poachers who have committed to conservation. Travelers spend 5 [...]
Working together with International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), Adventure Life has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Galapagos conservation. Like other isolated island groups, the Galapagos Islands face serious challenges for the long-term survival of their marine and terrestrial ecosystems. This video is an excellent reminder on how you can be a responsible traveler during your Galapagos tour.
Forbes just came out with a list of “10 Endangered Places to See Now” that includes some of Adventure Life travelers’ most sought-after regions: the Amazon rainforest, Galapagos Islands, and U.S.-Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert — the largest in North America. It is not surprise to see these regions make an endangered places list. In the Amazon, deforestation is a constant treat to both the flora and fauna, as well as the [...]
Sustainable, Responsible, Green, Eco Tourism — I know it can be tough to get beyond these labels and into the meaning behind such abstracts. But here’s a little help… Traveler, Sarah Shelton, provides some direction and does a great job highlighting the sort of questions you should ask your travel company if you are looking at going green on your next adventure.