Category:Travel And Culture

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Eco Safari

Safaris that offer glimpses of local wildlife and culture, while making the least possible impact on the environment and the maximum possible positive impact on local communities, may be termed as Eco Safaris. Described as insightful, mindful and participatory travels into the wild, Eco Safaris usually take visitors to unspoiled, virgin forests and grasslands off the tourist maps to bring them closer to nature and to sensitize them about the delicate balance that exists between man and environment. One of the most important issues that Eco Safaris are concerned with is the often deadly interface between predatory animals and local communities and their livestock. In the absence of their natural prey in their fast-shrinking habitats, predators like the big cats often carry off livestock causing immense losses to the local communities. More...

Contribution of the Week

Green Wedding

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A growing number of couples are saying "I do" when it comes to starting their lives together not at the expense of the environment or workers in another country. More and more young people are keen on carrying forward their socially-conscious ideals into their wedding day celebration. And the wedding industry has reinvented itself towards a new trend - “green” weddings. More...

About This Channel

The Lébou people say that not knowing is bad, but not seeking knowledge is worse. Travel in the modern world is an ethical minefield of terms like ethical tourism, responsible travel, fair trade travel.

A larger number of people are now travelling to experience more than just the all sensory touchables like new sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. What travellers seek today is the real with more interpersonal connections with the locals of an area.

So if you are going to travel the world, avoid the cultural bloopers, get informed, inform others, contribute the maximum while disturbing the minimum, look into Art of New Age Travel or the Travel And Culture section and add your two pennies to ours.

CopperBytes

The Great Barrier Reef

  • The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage listed site and considered one of the world's greatest natural wonders.
  • Some of the largest populations of Dudongs visit the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Dudongs are classified as marine mammals and are related to the elephants.
  • 600 continental islands and 350 coral cays are spread throughout the reef.
  • That the Great Barrier Reef was declared World Heritage on 26th October 1981.
  • The reef stretches from near Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland Australia to the Papua New Guinean coastline.
  • Not all coral is hard. In fact some are soft and spongy. More...