It was Monday 6th March 2017 in Tsavo East National Park. I was in the company of students from the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya who were undertaking various diploma courses in the field of conservation, ranging from wildlife and tourism to tour guiding. I was enthusiastic to not only inspire but equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes to identify flora and fauna.  We…

We’re calling on writers and bloggers from around the world to put their favourite wildlife moment into the spotlight. We believe in the power of storytelling for positive change and are looking for stories that raise awareness about our planet’s incredible wildlife and help explore people’s connection with nature through travel. The Wildlife Blogger of…

An amazing panel of writers and bloggers will judge Wildlife Blogger of the Year 2018. Here are their full profiles. Dr Mark Avery Mark has been called Britain’s premier wildlife blogger. He worked for the RSPB for 25 years – and spent 13 years as their Conservation Director. Mark’s knowledge about nature conservation in the UK…

The Wildlife Blogger of the Year 2018 competition has opened for entries. We’re calling on bloggers from around the world to put their favourite wildlife moment into the spotlight, in 800 words or fewer. Sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK and organised by Terra Incognita, the competition aims to celebrate storytelling for positive change, and has an…

At an event held on Australia’s remote Christmas Island, Indian Ocean Experiences were delighted to be awarded with a Terra Incognita Ethical Bird Tours Certificate. The certificate was presented to Lisa Preston (Indian Ocean Experiences) by Karenn Singer (Christmas Island Tourism) at the opening of the exciting annual Bird’n’Nature Week. Lisa was delighted with the recognition for their tours, which showcase the endemic…

Blogger Karen Hunt describes the first time she ‘fished for birds in the jungle’ during Christmas Island Bird’n’Nature Week, an annual week-long event that supports research on the island’s endemic species and tropical seabirds. This story was originally published on Christmas Island Tourism Association’s blog. Fishing for birds in the jungle. A sentence I never…

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…

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…

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