Top ethical birding tours 2018: 45 reasons to travel for good this year

From Bhutan to Brazil, discover 45 birding tours that support conservation, local communities and education, from Terra Incognita – a new social enterprise focused on promoting ethical ecotourism. With worldwide tourism growth surpassing predictions, businesses and travellers can help make it a positive force for people and planet. The number of international overnight visitors hit an estimated 1,322 million in 2017, and grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, well exceeding predictions by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Ecotourism is a fast-growing tourism sector, already worth USD 100 billion annually. According to The International Ecotourism Society, …

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Ten Ecotourism Tips for the Ethical Traveller

At Terra Incognita we know that ecotourism can benefit some of the world’s most incredible places and the communities who call them home. And as travellers, we can help ensure that ecotourism is a powerful force for good by making informed travel choices. But it’s not always easy! Follow these ten tips to help ensure that your next adventure has the best possible benefit for the places and people you visit, and the planet as a whole. Consider conservation Ecotourism, as defined by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), has three ‘pillars’: conservation, communities and education/interpretation. These three pillars describe how …

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