New analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data reveals that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights.
The reason for these ‘accidents’, neglect and lack of duty of care for elephants or their mahouts is often simple. It’s an issue of profit for those running elephant camps.
Over the last 10 years, an industrial-scale killing of endangered animals has become a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry, making wildlife trafficking the fourth largest transnational crime, according to the USWTA.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has teamed up with local farmers to save Bali’s bees and produce its own honey for use in the resort’s restaurants, cocktails, cooking classes and spa treatments.
From game lodges to airport hotels, Soouth Africa has many accommodation providers who have implemented sustainable tourism practices in their business operations.
When tourism does not engage with local communities or invests so that all of the profits go off shore, it fuels destruction of wildlife, says CITES head in keynote speech at WTTC Summit
Thomas Cook has committed to stop selling tickets to some wildlife attractions following an independent review into animal welfare standards.
Announcement designed to emphasize the role of the tourism sector in the preservation of ecosystems and in raising awareness on the uniqueness of biodiversity.
Responsible Travel announced it will no longer be promoting trips that include visits to zoos. It’s the first travel company to publicly make such a move.
North Island won this year’s NatGeo World Legacy Award for Conserving the Natural World. Bruce Simpson shares how they engaged stakeholders in company’s long-term vision.
Jochen Zeitz from Segera, NatGeo World Legacy Awards finalist in Destination Leadership, talks about achieving a lasting impact on nature and communities.
The formulation of a Captive Carnivores Working Group has seen a handful of interested parties collaborate in order to plot the way forward for the controversial lion cub petting industry.
US Wildlife Trafficking Alliance announces new partnerships with major industry associations, launches global tourism toolkit for travel companies
Swen Lorenz shares his thoughts after visiting 41 World Heritage sites and ideas how the World Heritage brand could be revived.
Indigenous and community forestry is key to slowing species extinction and global warming. Governments must do more for the forest peoples and their rights.
Caribbean Cruises Ltd. released its Sustainability Report, which documents the Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
Our end of year series on the top stories of 2016 continues with a look at some of the key stories about tourism and wildlife of the last 12 months
Jim Sano, Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation, WWF speaks with Anula Galewska about the partnership between WWF and Royal Caribbean Cruises.