Tag Archives: Environment

Lotan Center for Creative Ecology ~ creating an Eco Community through “Green Apprenticeship”

By Dian Hasan | September 11, 2009 We continue to search for commendable and do-able “Green Ideas” that relate to travel & tourism, from all corners of the world. We deliberately use the term “Green Ideas” to avoid the confusion … Continue reading

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Eco Tourism in the Middle East: Jordan

Between all of the eco guesthouses popping up and the Israeli Tourism Ministry trying to go green by 2009, there’s no absence of environmentally friendly vacation options in Israel (hint hint, to all those out-of-towners planning their summer vacations in … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Feynan Eco Lodge Named One of the Top 50 Eco Lodges in the World

Feynan Eco Lodge, one of several eco tourist destinations in Jordan, has been rated by National Geographic as one of the top 50 eco lodges in the world and one of the top 10 eco lodges located in deserts, jungles, … Continue reading

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How to responsibly enjoy endangered animals

By Dian Hasan | September 10, 2009 This piece appeared in Tree Hugger, and I found it fascinating, as there are unique ways of enjoying or experiencing animals in the wild (in their natural habitat) that cause no harm. Us … Continue reading

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Belize Eco-Tourism: Experiencing Belize’s Ecology

Belize is perfect for eco-tourism because of its spectacular teeming jungles, lush rainforests, dry pine savannas, tangled mangrove swamps, and dynamic coral reefs. It is truly one of the best examples in the New World Tropics of a species rich, … Continue reading

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Dolpins have the conscience to rescue other marine species

In case you’ve been living on a different planet, thinking that we are our planet’s most intelligent species, we do have competition – on land (yes, Chimps and other Apes) and in the sea (Dolphins). Dolphins are known to be … Continue reading

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The Brilliant Dolphins ~ Deep Thinkers (BBC), part 1 of 2

Surfing Dolphins clip from the 2003 BBC “Wildlife on One” episode Dolphins: Deep Thinkers, narrated by David Attenborough. The educational clip narrates that the maintenance of social bonds in complex animal societies such as dolphins and humans may be the … Continue reading

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The Brilliant Dolphins ~ Deep Thinkers (BBC), part 2 of 2

Educational clip from the 2003 BBC “Wildlife on One” episode Dolphins: Deep Thinkers, narrated by David Attenborough. In this clip, dolphins are demonstrated to be able to comment on the presence or absence of stated objects, which is a very … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Forest Fire Hazard

Indonesia has been plagued by horrific fires for over 15 years. At some intervals, fires caused such a reduction in air quality that residents living near burn areas were taking in the equivalent of 80 packs of cigarettes a day … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Green School a ‘seed in nature’

The past few months have seen the global economic crisis push the issue of climate change into the background. But for one school in Indonesia, protecting the environment is the very reason it is open. It’s called Green School, and … Continue reading

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