While birdwatchers around the world are confined to their backyards, Ashley Grove, owner of Experience Nature – a Terra Incognita Ethical Ecotourism Operator – launched a Worldwide Garden Birdwatch. Ashley shares the story of how his idea united a worldwide community of birdwatchers for a day, including training future bird guides of Sri Lanka. With…

We asked our community of Eco-Bloggers to tell us how they’ve benefitted from our blogging competitions and the Terra Incognita Eco-Blogger Network, and how we can better support them in future. Thirty-five bloggers from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa took our 2020 blogger survey. Collectively they’ve visited and worked in over 50 countries across…

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting travel on hold nationally and internationally, 2020 has brought challenging and unpredictable times for the tourism industry. However, as a creative, resilient and optimistic community of ecotourism businesses, we believe we can come through this challenge even stronger – and maybe even help chart a new, more sustainable path for…

Owen Watson, a guest of birding, conservation and wildlife tour company Inglorious Bustards, describes his adventures on an 8-day trip with RSPB Leeds local group (UK nature conservation charity) to experience the spectacle of avian migration across the Strait of Gibraltar, and explore stunning habitats and conservation initiatives on the Moroccan and Spanish sides of the…

A story about finding your own road, rather than chasing a destination, won travel writer Erik Gauger the title of Travel Blogger of the Year. Travel Blogger of the Year is run by Terra Incognita, a social enterprise that seeks to promote the best examples of ethical ecotourism worldwide, and sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK, Tranquilo…

In 2018 we set out to find, recognise and promote examples of ethical ecotourism. We believe strongly in tourism that creates a positive impact by supporting conservation and local communities, and educating all involved. But we also know that many authentic tourism operators struggle to have their voices heard amidst greenwashing – and that even…