News tourism

The Canada Warbler overwinters in Colombia © Jayne Gulbrand

Building birding trails in Colombia - before...

Thu, 29/11/2018
Peace in Colombia is attracting tourists – but also logging. Can a new generation of young birding guides protect its spectacularly species-rich habitats?
Gediz delta is a refuge for the Red-breasted Goose, which is Vulnerable to extinction © Goean / Shutterstock

Irreplaceable: Gediz Delta, Turkey – a bridge...

Mon, 30/07/2018
A proposed mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay threatens to obliterate crucial waterbird breeding grounds, which are also a haven for rare seals and sea turtles. And that’s not the only thing threatening this unique site. Read about the actions taken so far to secure this habitat in danger.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari des oiseaux": une révolution de...

Fri, 02/02/2018
Jusqu’à présent, seuls quelques écotouristes intrépides se sont aventurés à Mahavavy-Kinkony, à Madagascar. Mais cela devrait changer avec une nouvelle initiative visant à développer le tourisme ornithologique – pour le bénéfice de la faune et des moyens de subsistance locaux.
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism...

Fri, 02/02/2018
Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

Safari Birding à Mahavavy-Kinkony: une première...

Thu, 01/02/2018
Mahavavy-Kinkony est un lieu unique en son genre. Seuls quelques touristes intrépides ont visité le site, mais la tendance s’inverse, les organisations nationales et locales ont accepté de promouvoir le tourisme ornithologique, au profit des communautés locales et de la faune sauvage du site.
 Junk food is no good for the Kea © Pavlina Trauskeova/ Shutterstock

Why a "junk food" diet is killing off...

Fri, 26/01/2018
The forested mountains of New Zealand’s South Island are home to a famously mischievous alpine parrot. But human conflict, deliberate feeding and the deadly threat of invasive mammals is driving the species’ decline. This year, it was uplisted from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Hundreds of hikers walking through Lebanon for...

Tue, 02/04/2013
Wearing boots and armed with only the country's new hunting regulations, 150 hikers are trekking through Lebanon for bird conservation

Vulture restaurants a hit in Cambodia

Thu, 20/05/2010
A lack of food is the principle reason for the vulture's decline in Cambodia, but 'restaurants' are helping their numbers increase