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  • Date: 01 August 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

In his role as Natural Habitat Adventure’s Head Naturalist, Eric Rock travels around the world leading tours and developing new ones. Find out why Eric considers Alaska home, the most important part of guiding and why you should travel.

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  • Date: 31 July 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

They serve under various titles—rangers, forest guards, eco guard and field enforcement officers—but these men and women on the frontlines of conservation are perhaps the most important protectors of the world’s natural and cultural treasures.

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  • Date: 25 July 2013
  • Author: Sarah Fogel, WWF

“Life takes on new meaning away from civilization.” When our naturalist guide Roberto Plaza spoke those words as we were walking down a quiet Galapagos island path on the first day of our Nat Hab/WWF trip, the full weight of his observation didn’t quite hit me. It was only a couple days later that I truly began to understand the significance of his powerful words.

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  • Date: 22 July 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

Nature + Culture: India's Wild Side
Presented by Suhail Gupta, NatHab Guide
Tuesday, July 23 @ 3PM Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, 12pm Pacific
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Suhail Gupta, an experienced naturalist, brings India to life in this hour-long webinar.  Gupta, who has helped film tigers for several BBC productions including Toby Sinclair's Land of the Tiger series, will detail how NatHab provides the best chances of seeing Bengal tigers in the wild, iconic Indian cultural experiences as well as other off the beaten path destinations that provide intimate nature encounters.

Learn how you can join a trip to experience the wild side of India.

  • Date: 18 July 2013
  • Author: Rachel Kramer, WWF

Next in our WWF Staff travel series is Rachel Kramer. A three-year assignment in Madagascar with Peace Corps solidified her love for travel and conservation, eventually leading her to WWF. Rachel now serves as a program officer for TRAFFIC North America, a wildlife trade monitoring network and with WWF’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project. In this blog, Rachel talks about an unusual maned lioness in the Okavango Delta and a remote 4-legged journey into Madagascar’s Marojejy National Park.

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  • Date: 16 July 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

Travel + Leisure released its 2013 World's Best Awards this month voting Palawan, Philippines as the World's #1 Island. 

For 18 years Travel + Leisure has been surveying readers to get a comprehensive look at the places and companies that are ranked as top-notch in the eyes of travelers.

The Palawan archipelago consists of over 1,700 islands that stretch over 1,200 miles within the Coral Triangle area. It's considered the "Last Ecological Frontier" due to its vast unexplored forests and coastlines.

Find out for yourself why it was voted #1 by traveling with WWF to Palawan, Philippines.

 

 

  • Date: 01 July 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

Europe was once teeming with wildlife, from the snowcapped tops of mountains to the warm beaches of the Mediterranean. The arrival of humans, agricultural production, exploitation of habitats and the introduction of invasive species have caused major losses in biodiversity. Thankfully, conservation organizations like WWF are working to protect the species and habitats of the continent. Here are the top five places in Europe where nature will astound you.

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  • Date: 29 June 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

CNN recently highlighted Namibia as a wildlife photographer's paradise. Local communities and travelers alike have much to celebrate, wildlife population numbers have recuperated dramatically and in effect wildlife sightings have increased as well.

Local communities have become involved through the more than thirty joint venture conservancy lodges found throughout the country. WWF has helped support these conservancies which generate sustainable income and help restore wildlife populations.

Travel with WWF to Namibia

  • Date: 27 June 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

The WWF Travel Program teamed up with Natural Habitat Adventures to bring our audience a special webinar to inspire travel and educate anyone within an interest in polar bears.

In this webinar, Managing Director of WWF's Species Conservation Program, Dr. Sybille Klenzendorf, discusses the importance of polar bear conservation work and what WWF is doing to address threats to their population and habitat. Afterwards, listen to naturalist, Eric Rock discuss the travel experience in Churchill, Manitoba, aptly named the "Polar Bear Capital of the World."

If you're unable to listen through the whole webinar, use the webinar highlights we've put together below to listen in on the topics that most interest you.

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  • Date: 20 June 2013
  • Author: Tania Segura, WWF Travel

Our spotlight on travel stories from WWF staff members continues. This week we highlight a senior administrator for WWF’s Information Technology department who caught the travel bug while studying abroad. Caitlin Moore talks about remote nights where only stars and the sounds of the Amazonian rainforest surrounded her.

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