Community-focussed tour operator Indigenous Kokoda Adventures (IKA) had just opened their doors to tourists on Papua New Guinea’s famous Kokoda Track, when COVID-19 put the travel industry on hold. But rather than stop at this obstacle, the company quickly pivoted to work with local coffee farmers, with proceeds helping local children to attend post primary…

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…

Becoming an ethical wildlife traveler does not have to be challenging. Now you can easily help protect animals within the tourism industry, helping to signal a shift within the industry that travelers are prioritizing animal friendly practices! Before you travel, follow these three tips to ensure your encounters are animal friendly!   1.  Search for…

Despite the brief recovery that Covid-19 has allowed our environment, our planet is still in peril. Global warming remains a prominent issue, pollution levels continue to rise, and biodiversity levels have been reduced to an all-time low with 25% of all bird species, 24% of mammals, 11% of plants and 24% of coral reefs having…

If you’ve been following our journey at Terra Incognita, you’ll know how incredibly passionate we are about promoting ethical ecotourism – tourism that drives positive change for people and wildlife. We’ve worked hard to discover and promote ethical ecotourism providers worldwide, who continue to amaze us. We’ve also connected with a global network of bloggers…

614, the total number of bird species that were counted in Kenya on Global Big Day, Saruni contemplated. On this day birders all over the world took part in counting birds. In a country home to an impressive 1,100 bird species, Saruni was glad to have made his participation count. As some of his friends…

Whether you rely on your smartphone or prefer to juggle a massive zoom lens, more people than ever are photographing animals! With this surge in pictures snapped comes the responsibility of practicing ethical habits for wildlife. No matter if you consider yourself an amateur, professional, or even call yourself a photographer at all – if…

Travelling responsibly is the tourists’ way of ensuring that they support sustainable tourism – tourism that accounts for and manages its economic, social and environmental impacts. In simple terms it implies that travellers are willing to go the extra mile to protect people’s sources of livelihoods (including landscapes and wildlife), which is one of tourism’s…

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