New report calls for ‘urgent action’ over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood Plant genetic resources ensure ag’s future Greenland ice sheet melt ‘off the charts’ compared with past four centuries Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security Can rice filter water from ag fields? E-waste Republic Soil tilling, mulching key to China’s potato crop Looking to the Long Road Ahead From AI to Drones, Smart Technology is Firing Up Wildlife Conservation Globally
Category archives for: Eco-tourism

Greenland ice sheet melt ‘off the charts’ compared with past four centuries

Surface melting across Greenland's mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of abating, according to new research published Dec. 5, 2018, in the journal Nature. The study provides new evidence of the impacts of climate change on Arctic melting […]

Cage diving tourists putting vulnerable great white sharks at risk, scientists say

The chance to go diving and safely see some of the world’s most spectacular and bloodthirsty predators up close in their own environment is regarded as the opportunity of a lifetime for many holidaymakers. Consequently, cage diving and other forms of wildlife tourism have seen a boom in recent decades and are now one of […]

South Africa: Water efficiency now part of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme from the third application window

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – The Department of Tourism announced the addition of support for water efficiency measures in the hospitality Industry to the third window application period of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP), which opens from 1 September to 30 November 2018. In partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and with the National […]

Eco-tourism parks to be ready by next year: BEZA

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has urged the businesspeople to invest in the three eco-tourism parks – Naf, Sabrang and Sonadia which are expected to be ready for tourists by next year, reports BSS. “Tourism business will be flourished in the country if this sector gets tax holiday. I hope that BEZA will be able […]

Tanguar Haor: Accusations fly as unique biodiversity comes under threat

Blue skies overhead, green fields underneath the clear beel and the continuous chirping of local and foreign birds- that is how a nature lover or tourist would describe Tanguar Haor, one of the many significant wetlands located in Sunamganj district.The haor, with its unique ecosystem known for hosting many species of fish and as a […]

Ecotourism – Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Bangladesh is a country filled with natural wonders and untouched reserves and home to a variety of unique and magnificent creatures. With hills, valleys, forests,beaches, lakes and rivers, ecotourism in Bangladesh is ideal. Although this is still a relatively new form of tourism in Bangladesh, ecotourism is on the rise and extensive efforts are being […]

Bangladesh Village Homestay: Becoming One of the Family

This is the story of a homestay experience in rural Bangladesh — and a young woman who hopes to be Prime Minister one day. There I was in a traditional courtyard kitchen in a village in Bangladesh. Dirt floor, earthen oven. Mrs. Ali, our host mother, stoked the fire and minded several hot pans. It […]

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