One of the greatest pleasures in life is the magnetism of discovery in travel. While there are still locales teeming with biodiversity and heterogeneous ecosystems, many of them are under threat of introduced species, human population impact, and climate change.
Here are a few eco-tourism destinations to add to any conscious traveler’s list: Learn more: http://wildark.com/travel/
Costa Rica is country that boasts an enormous ecosystem and abundant biodiversity, and has been one of the front runners in eco tourism since the 1990’s. Costa Rica comprises 5% of the earth’s biodiversity, and has plenty of activities to explore the 29 national parks, 19 wildlife refuges, and 8 biological reserves. Beautiful, unique tours encompass a wide range of activities including bird watching, hiking pristine landscapes, rafting, and learning about the endemic flora and fauna of the region.
90% of Madagascar’s animal species are not found anywhere else on the planet. Impressive Baobabs, abundant coastlines, and diverse forests make this a distinctive travel destination that is becoming an increasingly more eco-conscious country. Many travel programs directly fund conservation programs that support 11 national parks and nature reserves that serve as home to hosts of endemic animal and endangered lemur species.
South Africa is becoming a global leader in eco tourism by investing in the green economy and creating opportunities for independent eco tourism strategies to flourish with incentives and volunteer programs. South Africa houses a number of biodiversity hotspots such as the Fynbos and Succulent Karoo. There are several distinct ecosystems which are abundant with reserves and natural wilderness territories to see the “Big Five”, varied species of smaller endemic animals, explore wetland habitats, and expansive marine ecosystems. Learn more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/03/25/the-last-21-km-of-fenceline-between-david-pocock-and-his-wildest_a_21884731/
WildArk is a organization that connects concerned and passionate travelers, conservationists, scientists, and naturalists. WildArk’s goal is to enable travelers to discover and experience the beauty of wild places with minimal environmental impact. Their mission is to preserve and protect biodiversity with informative guides and tours, conservation initiatives, and research, while educate the traveler about environmental issues and the destination’s sustainability.
Traveling with WildArk is way for adventurer-goers to explore treasured natural regions of the globe, reconnect with nature, help empower local cultures and communities, and help safeguard the environment for the future.