Blackfish Seaworld And The Backlash Against Killer

Blackfish, SeaWorld and the backlash against killer whale theme park shows Willie Nelson is just one of the artists rushing to cancel gigs at SeaWorld after seeing Blackfish, the documentary about killer whales who have attacked their trainers. Story from the Guardian. Heart are an unlikely bunch of revolutionaries. But the American soft rockers’ decision…

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Afflictions Circus Zoo Elephants Taught Us Captivity E Green Planet

What the Afflictions of Circus and Zoo Elephants Have Taught Us About Captivity Good article from Onegreenplanet looking at the way captivity can have a range of physical and emotional impacts on elephants. Do elephants really belong in captivity? Elephants — sensitive, social, and highly intelligent — are simply ill-suited for captivity. In the wild,…

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Nigeriavsargentina

It’s the last set of group games in our fantastic World Cup for Wildlife, and this time the emphasis is on defence! We’ll be comparing wildlife tourism in each of the countries taking part in the World Cup to see who will ultimately take the title Wildlife Tourism World Champions 2014! In these games, we’ll…

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To Feed Or Not To Feed Wildlife

To Feed or Not to Feed Wildlife Although feeding wildlife has become an increasingly common tourist activity, I suspect that many of you have visited a national park or zoo and read signs asking you to do the opposite — Do Not Feed the Animals. This might leave one asking, “So, which is it?” Feeding…

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Lujan Zoo Disappointing Experience

Lujan Zoo and a disappointing experience Excellent blog from Rocknrove on the Lujan Zoo in Argentina. Like many places across the world it offers the chance to get up close with wild animals, in this case lions and tigers, but once he excitement of meeting the animals wears off, questions need to be asked. What…

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Conservationists Warn Of Increasing Pet Trade Of Wild Orangutans

Conservationists warn of increasing pet trade of wild orangutans More and more orangutans are being pushed out of their natural habitat onto farmland in search of food as their rain forest homes have been destroyed, mainly for oil palm plantation development. Many orangutans become stranded and are unable to return to the forests. As a result,…

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A Photo For Facebook Youve Just Liked Animal Abuse

A photo for Facebook? You’ve just ‘Liked’ animal abuse. Great blog taking a look at our No Photos, Please! Campaign. Do you want a photo of youself with a wild animal? Please read this first! From our friends at Bemused Backpacker. Ever dreamed of cuddling a tiger for a cool photo to impress your mates?…

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Tourist Report Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens Tiger

Tourist Report: Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, Thailand We’ve had a report of a badly treated tiger at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens in Thailand. Have you been there and witnessed this? Can you take the time to contact the Tourist Authority of Thailand to raise concerns? You can reach them here. We’re unable to get…

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Condors And Carcasses The Impact Of Lead Ammunition

Condors and Carcasses – the impact of lead ammunition Interesting research piece into how lead ammunition, in this case used by US hunters, can inadvertently lead to the deaths of condors. By Dawn Starin. Sitting on a high cliff along California’s Big Sur coast, three friends and I are scanning the horizon with binoculars for…

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Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary Thailand Zoo Review

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, Thailand – Zoo Review The RIGHT-tourism Zoo Review is a quick but informed guide to the quality of places where the public can see animals, including zoos, dolphinariums and other attractions. We’ve used a range of measures, taken from information available online, to judge how well the animals at the particular zoo…

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