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If it Stays, it Pays.

If it Stays, it Pays.

Could Soil Carbon replace Trophy Hunting? By Martin Aveling When it comes to wildlife conservation, nothing quite gets people’s emotions charged like the issue of trophy hunting. Some view it as an inexpiable evil, whereas others say it is necessary to avoid greater suffering. Across Africa an area seven times the size of the United Kingdom is set aside for trophy hunting. In some instances part of the revenue generated from selling hunts is invested in wider community conservation, which helps sustain ecological equilibrium by incentivising local people to be less reliant on destructive practices like slash and burn agriculture....

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Holiday Guide to South Africa

Holiday Guide to South Africa

South Africa is a wonderful all-round holiday destination fusing a chance to go on safari with a host of other activities and attractions. Nuts and Bolts -Practicalities and plus points Direct flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town from London (11-12 hours flying time). Well-developed infrastructure allows a range of holiday combinations – different regions are reached using air, road and rail links. Multi-country combinations are also possible  – combine Cape Town with Victoria Falls; Kruger with Mauritius etc etc Very little time change (GMT+2) so no jet lag. Good value for money with a favourable exchange rate (at time of...

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Kenya replaces eVisa with eTA

Kenya replaces eVisa with eTA

From 1 January 2024 the eVisa has been replaced by an eTA (electronic travel authorisation) for travel to Kenya. All visitors* including infants and children who intend to travel to Kenya, must have an approved eTA before the start of their journey. Visitors should apply for the eTA via www.etakenya.go.ke The fee is $34 USD. All eTA applications for Kenya should be submitted at least 3 days prior to travel, to ensure adequate time for authorisation. It is possible to apply up to 3 months before travel. You must have 6 months validity on your passport, two blank pages and an up...

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Family-Friendly Destinations in the Midwest: Wisconsin’s Best Spots

Family-Friendly Destinations in the Midwest: Wisconsin’s Best Spots

  Greetings, fellow adventurers! Are you in search of a family-friendly getaway that offers a delightful mix of excitement, education, and exceptional charm? Look no further than the heart of the Midwest, Wisconsin. As a seasoned traveler and dedicated travel blogger, I’ve journeyed to many corners of the globe, but there’s something about Wisconsin that stands out. It’s a place where every family can find joy and adventure in its diverse landscapes and vibrant cities. From the thrill of waterparks to the serenity of natural parks, and from rich cultural experiences in bustling cities to quaint towns oozing with Midwestern...

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Holiday Guide to Zambia

Holiday Guide to Zambia

For a true wilderness experience staying at small owner-run camps/lodges, and the chance to see spectacular wildlife,  Zambia is sensational. Nuts and Bolts -Practicalities and plus points The international gateways are Lusaka and Livingstone, however an extensive Proflight network offers connections throughout the country. Direct flights to Lusaka with BA ended over a decade ago.  There are reliable routes with Emirates (via Dubai), Qatar (via Doha), Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis) and BA/Airlink (via Johannesburg). Depending on the carrier, journeys take around 15-18 hours from London. Very little time change (GMT+2) so no jet lag. Many small owner-run camps/lodges provides for...

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I Missed My Connecting Flight. What Can I Do?

I Missed My Connecting Flight. What Can I Do?

Missing a connecting flight due to a delay can be a stressful and inconvenient situation for travelers. However, there are specific steps you can take to navigate this situation efficiently and minimize the impact on your travel plans. For example, you could get compensation for missed connecting flights and many people are not aware of this. In this guide, we’ll outline the key steps to follow when you miss a connecting flight due to a delay. 1. Know Your Air Passenger Rights Understanding your rights as an air passenger is crucial. Regulations and policies may vary depending on your location...

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Building A Sustainable Travel Wardrobe For Any Type Of Journey

Building A Sustainable Travel Wardrobe For Any Type Of Journey

Embarking on a journey becomes simpler and more sustainable with the concept of a sustainable travel wardrobe. This method emphasizes minimalism and eco-friendliness, enabling you to pack efficiently with a chic, adaptable selection of key items. Learn how a thoughtfully assembled sustainable travel clothing choices can enhance your travels, making them more delightful and stress-free. What Is a Sustainable Travel Capsule Wardrobe? A Sustainable Travel Wardrobe is a select, minimal set of clothing, chosen for its ability to be mixed and matched with ease, creating a variety of outfits that meet your travel requirements. It prioritizes sustainability, comfort, and fashion,...

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Fighting Extinction: The Role of Waste Reduction

Fighting Extinction: The Role of Waste Reduction

In today’s world, the harsh reality of extinction threats to many species, primarily due to human activities, is intensifying. One often overlooked factor contributing to this crisis is waste generation and improper waste management. Join in and delve into this pressing issue and elucidate how waste reduction might be a significant game changer. Defining Extinction Extinction refers to the state in which a species or group of organisms no longer exists. It’s a natural occurrence in life’s history – many species have come and gone over millions of years. But it’s alarming how fast the rate of extinction has accelerated...

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Preserving Our Planet: Combatting Waste Issues

Preserving Our Planet: Combatting Waste Issues

The amount of waste produced globally has reached unprecedented levels. Annual municipal solid waste generation exceeds over two billion tons, equal to roughly 0.74 kilograms per person daily. High-income nations, making up only 16% of population, generate 36% of total waste. This highlights the disproportionate consumption and waste levels correlated with higher incomes. The ecological consequences of rampant waste are far-reaching. Manufacturing products later discarded uses up precious resources like water, minerals, timber, and fossil fuels. Mass production and consumerism drives deforestation for land, pulp, and packaging. Toxic chemicals pollute waters near manufacturing hubs. Greenhouse gasses from product life cycles...

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Tips for Buying and Cleaning a Souvenir Rug in Sydney

Tips for Buying and Cleaning a Souvenir Rug in Sydney

A great souvenir from a holiday is to buy a beautiful rug, something to enjoy for years to come and to remind you of your travels. Sydney’s Rug History Did you know that rugs have been part of Sydney’s cultural fabric long before its modern urbanisation? Many indigenous communities crafted rugs using traditional methods and natural materials. These creations had both functional and symbolic significance. With European settlers pouring into the city from the 18th century onwards, a fusion of styles began to manifest. Turkish and Persian influenced patterns combined with Aboriginal artistry led to unique designs that characterised this...

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