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Belize Shells Up Turtle Protection

Belize Shells Up Turtle Protection

WWF October 4, 2017 0

Belize is fringed by a vibrant expanse of living coral, known as the Mesoamerican Reef System. It’s a Caribbean underwater paradise—a snorkeler’s dream and an endangered sea turtle’s lifeline. Stretching from Mexico to Guatemala, this

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Development Threatens Nearly Half of All Natural World Heritage Sites

Development Threatens Nearly Half of All Natural World Heritage Sites

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 18, 2017 3

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. The Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. These are just three of the 238 natural and mixed (cultural and natural) sites designated as World

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Silencing Science to Benefit Tourism

Silencing Science to Benefit Tourism

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2016 9

Earlier this year, the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a report on climate change titled World Heritage and Tourism in

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12 Natural World Heritage Sites to Visit this Year

12 Natural World Heritage Sites to Visit this Year

Tania Curry April 27, 2016 0

Nearly half – 114 out of 229 – of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by harmful industrial activities, according to a new WWF report. However, millions of people rely on these sites

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Are We Now Losing Our Most Iconic Buildings Due to Climate Change?

Are We Now Losing Our Most Iconic Buildings Due to Climate Change?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 8, 2014 6

“Extinction tourism” is a familiar term when it comes to wildlife and natural habitats: it’s described as a desire to see the animals and landscapes that are just managing to hang on before they’re

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Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 27, 2014 8

The spike in illegal wildlife trade continues: in 2013, poachers killed 1,004 rhinos in South Africa alone; and in 2012, some 15,000 elephants were slaughtered at 42 sites across 27 African countries, according to

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How Travel Can Promote Conservation

How Travel Can Promote Conservation

WWF April 16, 2014 0

By Jim Sano, VP Travel, Tourism and Conservation, WWF-US This article was originally published in the January 2014 edition of WWF’s Global Arctic Program quarterly newsletter. I’m often asked by WWF colleagues whether we

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UNESCO World Heritage 40th Anniversary: Has It Helped Preserve Our Most Treasured Places?

UNESCO World Heritage 40th Anniversary: Has It Helped Preserve Our Most Treasured Places?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 11, 2012 6

On your bucket list of travel destinations, there are probably several United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites: the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Machu Picchu in Peru, or the fjords,

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