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Responsible travel is important to conservation. It has evolved into a viable way to create jobs and promote the value nature and wildlife. Immersive travel also has the power to educate, inspire and advance the cause of conservation through the everyday traveler. When you travel with WWF, you support our conservation work and secure the future of nature so that others can also be enriched and inspired by all of its wonders. Produced by WWF Travel and Natural Habitat Adventures, the Good Nature Travel Blog brings to life the people, places and wildlife WWF works to protect. We highlight WWF expert scientists, naturalist guides and travelers whose passion provides a real sense of place, and feature amazing destinations through storytelling, photography and video.

  • Date: 11 December 2013
  • Author: WWF

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We’ve shared the same mission for several decades — to protect the world’s wild places and take you to see them. Now we’re sharing an avenue for telling you the stories of conservation and travel.

We’ve combined the storytelling power of the world’s top nature travel provider with the world’s leading conservation organization to tell you, in words, pictures and videos, about the top places in the world to visit and protect.

WWF and Nat Hab have worked together for more than a decade. The more we see how closely aligned our travel and conservation philosophies are, the stronger our ties get. On our new blog, you’ll read that in the words of Candice Gaukel Andrews, one of the top nature and conservation columnists in the country. You’ll see it in the photography of Brad Josephs, Eric Rock and Dave Luck, some of the best nature photographers in the world. You’ll understand the impassioned work of WWF scientists and researchers all over the world through the stories and interviews we share about them.

Run by a corps of former newspaper and magazine journalists, Good Nature Travel is the top go-to source for news, features and photography about conservation travel.

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  • Date: 05 December 2013
  • Author: Elissa Leibowitz Poma, WWF Travel

The fourth day of our Great Amazon Voyage presented a special treat: a visit to the largest reserve in Peru. Compared to the Amazon River basin closer to the city of Iquitos, the difference in wildlife and trees found in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve was considerable. Thicker trees and of more variety. Dozens of bird species popping up at a moment’s notice. More mammals and fewer humans.

Spend the morning in the reserve with us during this slideshow diary.

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  • Date: 03 December 2013
  • Author: Tania Segura, WWF Travel

Jon Hoekstra, WWF's chief scientist, had the chance to witness a polar bear released from "polar bear jail" while on a trip in Churchill, Canada.  Jon captured this video live with Google Glass. 

As the sea ice diminishes and takes longer to form due to climate change, the chance of human-bear conflict increases. But Jon says there is still hope. Read his article and watch the video to learn why.

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  • Date: 28 November 2013
  • Author: Tania Segura, WWF Travel

Churchill has seen a lot of excitement this past month. CNN joined a  Natural Habitat Adventures photography expedition led by Brad Josephs this season. Check out some of the footage and photos from travelers in this CNN feature. 

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  • Date: 26 November 2013
  • Author: Sarah Robie, WWF-US

On the surface it seems like a trivial question, one that simply requires reviewing your summer schedule. However, an experience in Katmai varies widely from one month to the next due to different bear behavior and activities. So when should you go, July or August?

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  • Date: 24 November 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

Paul Hardy, director of strategic planning for WWF’s Latin America and Caribbean Program, will join our May Amazon River Cruise as a guest lecturer.

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  • Date: 21 November 2013
  • Author: Sarah Fogel

Roberto Plaza always dreamed of living in the Galapagos. Three years ago he finally made the leap and moved his family from the city of Quito to the Enchanted Isles. And they did it in a big way: Roberto and his family live totally off the grid.

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  • Date: 18 November 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

Gorillas in the Wild: An Unforgettable Encounter
Presented by Natural Habitat Adventures
Tuesday, November 19th
3PM Eastern (12PM Pacific)
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To trek into the rainforest and sit with a family of wild gorillas, looking into the eyes of a huge silverback at close range, watching babies cling to their mothers, laughing at youngsters playing in the trees, is a life-changing experience for a wildlife lover. NHA expert guide Simon Stobbs presents an insider’s look at this once-in-a-lifetime nature encounter, highlighting our very special gorilla safaris based in Rwanda and Uganda.

Learn more about this trip here.

  • Date: 14 November 2013
  • Author: Heather Finn and Kristina Griffin, WWF

In March, Heather Finn and Kristina Griffin traveled to the Galapagos Islands for the first time. Heather works as Manager of Digital User Experience. and Kristina is Deputy Director for Cause Marketing Program. This Q-and-A documents their experience.

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  • Date: 12 November 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

Go on a video tour of the Damaraland Region of Namibia, visiting the four camps that one conservation-minded woman, Lena Florry, manages. Learn how Florry epitomizes the success of community-based tourism in Namibia.