With its white sandy shores and expansive coral reefs, it’s no surprise that the Mexican Caribbean is a popular tourist destination. However, tourists aren’t the only visitors that frequent the region. The Mexican Caribbean is home to several important sea turtle nesting beaches. Every year, from May to October, thousands of turtles – green, hawksbill, and the occasional leatherback – return to these beaches to lay their eggs.
The once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing orangutans in their natural environment draws many eager visitors to the lush jungles of Southeast Asia. There is no doubt about it, this majestic animal is a sight to behold and can only be viewed in the wild in certain parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. However, it is important to keep in mind that the orangutan is also a critically endangered species, on the brink of extinction due to deforestation.
Being a tourist in the underwater world is arguably one of the most spectacular experiences you can have while traveling. But what should you be cognizant of when exploring reefs so you don’t accidentally harm the wildlife? And how can you know if a dive operator cares about protecting marine life? Here are a few tips to get you diving more responsibly:
Every year, the allure of incredible art, centuries-old architecture, and other historic wonders draws more and more tourists to Europe’s cultural capitals. But with this increase have also come harmful side effects and challenges for these destinations and people who live there.