World Wildlife Fund Good Nature Travel

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  • Date: 24 October 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

In the northwest corner of Wyoming, two treasured parks offer an immersion in scenery and wildlife unparalleled in the Lower 48. Tom Maddox, the leader for WWF's Heart of Borneo Initiative, traveled to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for WWF's annual conference this past June. Here are our top picks from his amazing collection of photography.

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  • Date: 19 September 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

Melissa Scott’s extraordinary knowledge of nature and effervescent personality earned her the title of NHA’s Staff Naturalist. We talked to her about her love of North America, her bird imitation abilities and the importance of ecotourism.

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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: 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: 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 May 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

Damaraland Camp in Namibia has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s “25 Best Ecolodges” for 2013. The designation honors lodges that embody the spirit of exploration and commitment to the environment.

Damaraland Camp is a joint venture between Torra Conservancy and Wilderness Safari, showcasing the success of communal conservancies in ecotourism. With WWF’s support, these conservancies have restored populations of lions, cheetahs, black rhinos, zebras and other native wildlife and generated sustainable income for their communities.

You can visit the Damaraland Camp with WWF by joining our Epic Botswana & Namibia Safari.

Read more about WWF’s work in Namibia.

  • Date: 17 April 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

The opportunities to engage on a cultural level with local communities may seem less prominent as wildlife is often the focal point of the WWF trips. But it's often the local communities and guides who can spot the rare bird hidden in the thick of the forest canopy. It's the community that is bound tight to the history of their landscape; they know the stories that illustrate how nature has shaped their culture or perhaps how culture has shaped nature. It is almost impossible to understand and appreciate wildlife without also understanding the people and cultures that live under the same expansive sky.

Our photo slideshow highlights eight WWF trips that engage with the keepers of this intimate knowledge.

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  • Date: 03 April 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

Biologist and nature expedition guide Astrid Frisch possesses a knowledge of Mexico’s ecosystems and biodiversity that’s as large as her passion for conservation itself. So when we chatted recently with the Mexico native about the best wildlife experiences in her home country, she was quick to rattle off a well-founded list.

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  • Date: 17 March 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

Photography is a craft that takes time to perfect. Not being a photographer myself, I admire the skill and patience of great photographers. Getting the perfect photo is a combination of skill and timing.

We've compiled a collection of photos where expert craft and lucky circumstance combined to create the perfect shot while traveling with WWF.

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  • Date: 12 March 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

Sailing along the west coast of South America provides views of the diverse landscape of South America. No place encapsulates the biodiversity and wonder of South America quite like Lauca National Park.

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