The multi-billion-dollar whale-watching industry enables millions of people to see these magnificent creatures up close. But the noise made by so many boats is a threat to whales’ wellbeing.
Holidays should be a time for children to relax both their bodies and their brains.
Wilderness gives our mental health a real boost. But growing private interests in national parks are stopping those less well off from free nature therapy.
Sperm whales support ecotourism in Kaikōura and blue whales come to feed off the New Zealand coast – but both may become a rare sight as ocean temperatures continue to rise.
Nature is both the trigger for, and answer to, the grief that will increasingly be with us.
Tourism revenues account for almost 10% of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product. New research shows that charismatic wildlife is necessary but not sufficient to attract ecotourists.
Africa’s public and private protected areas took a massive blow from the collapse in tourism because of the pandemic. Tourism is a key source of funding for managing protected areas.
Nigeria must improve biodiversity awareness among its citizens to stem animal poaching and halt biodiversity loss.
Given its environmental damage, tourism must seriously reconsider its purpose in a post-pandemic world.
This is the first study to link human activity with a change in whale sharks’ life stages.
Australia’s island destinations attract millions of visitors a year. We need a better approach to ecotourism to protect their natural assets.
South Africa’s that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform.
A new study evaluates what South African landowners who run trophy hunting operations would do in the event of a hunting ban.
The findings will help determine the age of whale sharks, protecting the endangered animals into the future.
A green criminologist weighs up the evidence.
Former fishermen in the Philippines are lifting their families out of poverty through whale shark tourism.
An ambitious new train would link resorts like Cancun to inland ancient ruins and colonial towns. That means laying rail across 932 miles of dense jungle, pristine beach and indigenous villages.
In the wake of decades of violence, ex-guerrillas in Colombia are making conservation part of the path to peace.
Thousands of wildlife photographs are taken every day – they could prove very valuable for conservation.
A new network of 20 sites have been declared as marine protected areas in South Africa.