World Wildlife Fund Good Nature Travel

  • Date: 10 September 2013
  • Author: Mark Hickey, Natural Habitat Adventures

WWF and Natural Habitat Adventures has wrapped up design on our 2014-15 Catalog of the World’s Greatest Nature Journeys, and we wanted to give our readers the first look.

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  • Date: 02 September 2013
  • Author: Court Whelan, Natural Habitat Adventures

Meet Court Whelan, one of the travel industry’s foremost experts on ecotourism and the newest member of the Nat Hab family of Adventure Specialists. This week we are thrilled to debut Court’s first post in a series on the critical role ecotourism plays in conservation and communities. Check back soon for new posts by The Ecotourism Expert. See the original article here.

Born and raised in Florida, Court spent much of his youth outdoors fostering a strong love and appreciation for nature and wildlife. This fascination led him to attend the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in a program termed “Ecotourism Entomology”. Having been the creator of his own major, he was able to design his coursework, research, and teaching to focus on, as he puts it, “conserving the world through nature and educational travel experiences.” Throughout his graduate school career he also ran a small ecotourism travel company where he planned and led over 65 expeditions to ecotourism destinations on all seven continents.

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  • Date: 30 August 2013
  • Author: Karen Douthwaite, WWF

They measure 40 feet, weigh more than 20 tons and can have a lifespan of more than 100 years. But to ensure that whale sharks continue to live out their full lives in the world's oceans, all of us, including travelers, have important roles to play. 

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  • Date: 27 August 2013
  • Author: Heather Finn, WWF

Watch this two minute video taken in the Galápagos by traveler and WWF employee Heather Finn. Find out what happens when two giant tortoises meet on a narrow path - who will win this show of dominance?

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  • Date: 22 August 2013
  • Author: Michael O'Neil, Photographer

Winter is one of the best times to view coyotes. To catch this shot I had to wait, knee deep in a snow bank and through intermittent snow flurries, hoping to snap a clear shot of a coyote in pounce.

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  • Date: 19 August 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

The Amazing Migration of Monarch Butterflies
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Tuesday, August 20 @ 3PM Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, 12pm Pacific
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Seeing a million butterflies take flight above forest groves and hearing their symphony of whirring wings is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience – unlike any other in nature! Each fall, we take travelers into the volcanic mountains of central Mexico, where monarchs’ annual migration from Canada ends. The location of their breeding grounds remained a mystery until 1977, and how an infant generation finds it anew each year is still an enigma. Learn all about this phenomenon during our special webinar.

Join WWF on a trip to witness this incredible phenomenon in Mexico.

  • Date: 15 August 2013
  • Author: Matt Erke, WWF

Next in our WWF Staff travel series is Matt Erke. Matt serves as an associate for WWF’s Eastern Himalayas program. Matt tells about how travel opened his eyes to the incredible beauty and power of nature.

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  • Date: 12 August 2013
  • Author: Tripti Pandey, Guest Blogger

In India’s “Pink City” of Jaipur, I occasionally see an elephant sauntering down the street. The elephant holds a rich, cultural tie to my native India, and seeing one often brings back many of my most cherished childhood memories.

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  • Date: 07 August 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

World-renowned adventurist Olaf Malver, who designs our slate of adrenaline-pumping expeditions in nature, likes to say, "We are not lemmings!" Instead of just following the crowd, our adventures take you to the top of snow-capped mountains, along the shores of winding rivers and practically to the ends of the Earth.

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  • Date: 06 August 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

This is Costa Rica
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Tuesday, August 6 @ 3PM Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, 12pm Pacific
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Have you heard of a peccary? It's one of many types of species you might find while venturing through the Costa Rican wilderness. Costa Rica contains 5 percent of the world's biodiversity within its borders - which means an incredible amount of wildlife is concentrated throughout its lush lands.

Listen in and ask questions as our Natural Habitat guide describes some of the adventures, experiences and incredible biodiversity to be found in Costa Rica.

Join a trip with WWF to experience these Costa Rican wonders for yourself.