How Financial Incentives are Helping Conserve Wildlife in Laos

The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL NPA) is located in the north-east of Laos and is the largest protected area in country. It has a remarkably rich wildlife biodiversity with a wide range of species, many endangered, including the critically-endangered Northern white-cheeked gibbon, six species of cat, two species of bear, a wild dog dhole, to name few.

The Vjosa | Save the Blue Heart of Europe

I stumbled upon the Vjosa situation by chance. I’d been waxing lyrical to a journalist about how and how and why we believe adventure tourism can be a force for good. Indulging me, they mentioned a local rafting company in Albania that was fighting to block the construction of a dam on Europe’s last wild river in the hope of turning the whole river into a national park and grow adventure tourism along its banks.

Trekking on a Sleeping Giant | Hiking Mt Rinjani

Mt Rinjani, in North Lombok, is the volcano that dominates the landscape from Bali. The volcano, sitting at 3,726m, has a hot spring in its caldera, a welcome relief for visitors on the mountain. Recorded eruptions from 1876 onwards have caused a new cone to poke through the luscious blue waters. Needless to say, the mountain has a visual impact like no other, and is an essential hike for any active thrill seeker.

Morocco | Summit to Surf

A guide on how to go from the summit of Mt Toubkal to the warm, peeling waves of Taghazout. The dusty, bustling souks of Marrakech, the rugged High Atlas mountain range, Taghazout’s peeling right-handers and of course, famous Berber hospitality.

“Look Mum, I Did a Mountain!”

In the opening pages of the non- fiction book ‘Into Thin Air’, author Jon Krakauer describes a desire he harboured since childhood to conquer Mount Everest. When given the opportunity to join the now-infamous expedition of 1996 that claimed the lives of eight mountaineers, he jumped at it.

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