Scandal in China: Rat meat passed off as Lamb
The latest food scandal in China has raised more questions about food safety in the country. This latest case is truly stomach-churning. Hundreds of people were arrested after passing off rat meat as lamb.
Diving ‘bucket-list’ destination, the Great Barrier Reef under great pressure
The famed Great Barrier Reef happens to nestle beside the heart of Australia’s fossil fuel export boom.
Playtime for wild lions captured on film, in South Africa
Gorgeous images taken in the famous South African park, Kruger capture some incredible intimate views of a wild lion family engaged in playtime.
A third of travellers choose destinations based on their Eco-values
Martha Honey, respected expert in the field announced the findings based on figures from an open travel review site. Companies that began implementing responsible travel policies in the 1990s, she noted, have outperformed those that did not.
Monkey mauled in bear attack in staged animal ‘bicycle race’ in Shanghai
In an incredibly irresponsible exploitative entertainment show – the park staged a stunt bicycle race between live wild animals; where a bear and two monkeys were forced to perform on bikes. The bear crashed and clearly agitated savagely mauled the monkey. .
Welfare criticism leads to Turkish dolphin park closure
Two dolphins in the park, originally brought for rehabilitation purposes were instead used as entertainment for tourists.
Charity launches new Tiger Temple Report – Temple of Lies
Care for the Wild International, who released a much acclaimed undercover report about the darker side of Thailand’s Tiger Temple in 2008, has released a new updated report on the tourist attraction showing serious concerns.
Could Iraq house the world’s next big eco-tourism destination?
After the Iraq war of 1991, Saddam Hussein drained the marshes and persecuted their inhabitants. Yet one former occupant of the marshes believes the area now has enormous wildlife tourism potential.
Meta-study: good news for responsible tourism businesses
The analysis by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), affiliated with Stanford University, finds “strong evidence” that responsible travel is “good for the economic bottom line.”
Wildlife protection highlighted in Myanmar tourism colalition’s do’s and don’ts
An illustrated guide has been produced to give advice to tourists at the emerging destination on responsible tourism.