tourism

Are Your Souvenirs Part of the Problem?

The couple carrying 16 pounds of ivory confiscated at SeaTac Airport …

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Bill Would Open Grand Canyon Area to Uranium Mining, By Foreign Companies

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last month announced a 20-year plan to protect the Grand Canyon from increasing uranium mining pressures. A bill introduced in Congress this week to “save uranium mining,”…Read the full story …

The Week in Animal News: Man Kills Entire Pelican Colony, Sharks at Golf Course, and More (Slideshow)

Image: TreeHugger

The arrival of thousands of pelicans could annoy just about anyone, but few resort to a mass killing to deal with the “problem.” That’s what one Minnesota farmer did this week, and he now faces fines of $15,000 and six months in jai…

A Cork Floor for the Sagrada Familia, Visited by Millions Each Year. (Photos)

Photo credit: Wicanders

Finally, the inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is done. The church, set out to build 125 years ago and expected to be finished in 2026, attracts millions of visitors every year. This is no surprise due to the breathta…

Protecting Endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal Creates Eco-Tourism Haven in Greece

Coastline near Alonissos, Greece. Photo: Anca Pandrea / Creative Commons.

As mega-resorts continue to sprout along much of the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines, one North Aegean island in Greece is thriving on lower-key, eco-friendly tourism — th…

Flying With Canopy in The Costa Rican Rainforest (Photos + Video)

Photos: Paula Alvarado.

Although activities that mess with local ecosystems to let humans experience nature usually seem intrusive, looking at the canopy face to face while slowly traveling in an aerial tram in the Costa Rican rainforest is a fairly …

World’s First Green Pilgrimage Network Launches At End of October

photo: Hideyuki Kamon/CC BY SA

An interesting step towards eco-friendly spiritual travel: The Alliance of Regions and Conservation, working with WWF, is about to launch the Green Pilgrimage Network. The program, to formally kick off at an event in As…

How Do You Conserve Not Only Nature, But Local Culture? Philippines And Mexico’s Interesting Approaches

Former Philippines Tourism Secretary Guillermina Gabor at the Planet People Peace Conference. Photos: Paula Alvarado.

Every person interested in environmental issues is well aware of the dangers of species extinction and the importance of conservati…

In Tourism (And Beyond), Talking About Sustainability Is Dead. Tell A Story Instead

The Planet, People, Peace conference in Limon, Costa Rica. Photos: Paula Alvarado.

You would think that attending a conference on sustainable tourism in Costa Rica would be a bit bland: yes, they’re very green, we know. But just because this Central …

The Valencians Have A Problem: The Falles, Culture vs. Environment

Burning Falla. Photo Credit: Manuel Molines

During the Valencia Design Week, the organisers of the FEED, the international bloggers meeting, took us to la Ciudad Fallera, the ‘City of Falles’. This is an industrial area where they build the Falles al…