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Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2020 0

In the environmental world, it’s sometimes characterized as the classic debate: should wild areas be preserved for their intrinsic qualities, or should they be conserved for their resources? In other words, should nature be protected

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The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 11, 2020 0

More than 350 types of frogs live in Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. The nation stretches across 226,917 square miles (approximately the size of France or Texas) off

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Norway Is the World’s First Nation to Ban Deforestation

Norway Is the World’s First Nation to Ban Deforestation

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 28, 2020 0

Norway is the first country in the world to commit to no longer using any products that contribute to deforestation. That’s pretty remarkable, because while during the last few years a number of companies

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See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 21, 2020 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines world heritage as “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and

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Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 14, 2020 0

A small ice rink, created by flooding a flat piece of ground in front of the elementary school that was just two blocks from my home when I was a child, never failed to

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Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2019 0

The Earth’s poles have a special kind of pull on me—sometimes called the “ice blink”—and that’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m thinking of them. At this time of year, songs about “dreaming of

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My Biggest Concern for the Future of Life on Earth

My Biggest Concern for the Future of Life on Earth

Court Whelan, Ph.D. December 14, 2019 0

Court Whelan, Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel at Natural Habitat Adventures, recently sent out an insightful office-wide email, and we couldn’t resist sharing his eloquent and valid concerns with our travelers. I often

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On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2019 0

In recent years, reports on monarch butterfly populations have been confusing: just two years ago, we were hearing that the monarchs were teetering on the edge of extinction. More recently, however, conservation news headlines

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