Travel Tips for a Cruelty-Free Holiday

Before you travel: Use www.RIGHT-tourism.org to research your holiday and get information on what you can expect to come across in your destination countryDownload and read the RIGHT-tourism Top 10 Dos and Don’tsCheck your that tour itinerary does not contain and practices or attractions that might involve animal cruelty or exploitationExplain to your travel agent that…

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Take Action

There are so many ways that each one of us can make a positive change to the world around us. Every decision we make when travelling can so easily have an affect, sometimes without it being obvious, on the welfare of an animal. Sometimes things seem almost endemic to a place or culture, but that…

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Thoughts from the Experts

Here you can read opinion pieces on a variety of animal related tourism issues. All of our authors are hand picked as experts in their field and each talks about specialist areas of expertise or interest. Click on any of the links below to read the articles. Ian Wood: Should We Swim With Dolphins?Dr Kathryn Shutt,…

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Forested National Parks and Protected Areas

Inappropriate conduct by forest guides and visitors may have a negative effect on wildlife. This in turn may place animals at an increased risk of stress, illness and could even result in their death. Each park will have its own set of guidelines and standards covering issues such as: times permitted to observe animals, maximum…

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Visiting Marine Parks

Each marine park will have its own set of guidelines and standards covering issues of relevance for that area. By following these guidelines, and encouraging your fellow tourists and tour operators to do the same, visitors can observe wildlife in a way which is both safe for themselves as well as the animals. What are they?…

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Whale Watching

Whale watching is an increasingly popular activity, and can be hugely exciting and rewarding. However, it needs to be organised responsibly in order not to disturb or threaten the whales. Whale watching is the fastest growing form of ecotourism. With millions of participants, the industry is worth billions of dollars annually. Whale watching can help incentivise…

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Safari

Safaris are a multi-million pound industry but at what cost to wildlife? Many governments have guidelines in place to help minimise the impact of visitors on wildlife and by adhering to these, you can help to ensure that both humans and wildlife can benefit. What is it? The modern safari involves viewing, photographing, and experiencing…

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Birdwatching or Birding

The Bird is the Word Birding has become a truly international pastime, inspiring an increasing number of enthusiasts to travel the world in pursuit of rare and exotic species, often in fragile ecosystems. Birders carry a heavy responsibility to neither disturb the birds they seek nor damage the habitats they depend on for survival. Birding…

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Wildlife Watching

Wildlife watching is a massive attraction for hundreds of thousands of travellers from all around the world, and happens in a wide range of countries. The opportunity to see animals in the wild that one could never dream of seeing at home, is a massive temptation for many. Most come in search of the ‘Big…

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What the ‘Buzz Words’ Really Mean

Ecotourism Terms and Definitions As the negative impacts resulting from years of unfettered use of the earth’s natural resources have compounded and grown visible to the general public, the call for a more hands-on sustainable approach to resource management and preservation has emerged. Tourism, as one of the world’s dominant economic sectors, has enormous natural,…

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