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Orangutan in the jungle

Viewing Orangutans in the Wild

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.
Diver swims past a school of fish

10 Ways to Protect Marine Wildlife When Diving

Tips to help you choose a conscientious dive operator and explore the underwater world more responsibly

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:

Florence view

Managing cultural tourism impacts in Europe – Learning from Florence

Contributed by Fergus T. Maclaren: Canadian National Expert Representative, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) International Cultural Tourism Committee / Principal, MAC-DUFF Tourism ● Heritage ● Planning

Increased visitation to Europe's cultural capitals, such as Florence, hasn't come without challenges. Here's how you can help.

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.