Budget wildlife holidays

How to prepare for budget wildlife holidays

How to Prepare for Budget Wildlife Holidays The Road To Success Budget Wildlife Holidays Passionate about nature and wildlife, but can’t afford a crazy organised trip, why not plan your own budget wildlife holiday. In this article, I like to go over the resources I use to plan my holidays. Being prepared is the key to a successful epic journey. Nonetheless, if you are not the ‘organiser type’, find yourself on organiser or check out this page about my recommendations of organised wildlife & nature tours. Summary Select Your Destination (Focal species, Areas, Reserves & National Parks, …) Plan your … Read more

Animal tourism attractions to avoid

Animal tourism attractions to avoid

Animal tourism attractions to avoid Animals are often described as cute. Animal tourism is usually seen as a way to contribute to wildlife conservation. Animal lovers might not see the downside of this wild animal performing funny tricks in front of them. Who is not tempted to feed wildlife, get a picture with a monkey on a chain, take a ride on an elephant? Social media is definitely exposing more and more animal activities which are abusing and exploiting animals. Again, do people ask the right questions? Do you see the harm of swimming on the fins of dolphins … Read more

Google Earth Pro_ Part 2

Google Earth Pro: Basics for Research Use – 2) Importing, organising & Exporting

Google Earth Pro: Basics for Research Use Importing, Organising & Exporting Google Earth is a great way to visualise your geographical data without too much prior knowledge. In the first post of this series, you learned how to install and set up the Google Earth (Pro) work environment and how to use all the short keys and mouse clicks & drags to navigate smoothly in Google Earth. Here we will go over some of the ways to import data, organise the data more, and finally export your data. In the third, and currently last blog of this series, we ‘ll … Read more

Gringo trails

Gringo Trails – Responsible travel with respect for culture and wildlife

Gringo Trails Responsible travel with respect to culture and wildlife Responsible travel – Ever travelled and asked yourself “Why am I here?” It’s a simple question, but it can keep you occupied for a long time. Are you contributing to the local community and will the next generation still be able to experience your adventure as you are doing it right now? Travelling is great, and we are lucky to live in an era where travelling is easy. But it comes with a lot of responsibilities if we want it to be sustainable. This blog post is inspired by … Read more

Romania 2008

Romania 2008: Carpathian Mountains & Brasov

Romania 2008 Carpathian Mountains & Brasov This article contains some affiliate links. By using the affiliate links to book/buy a product, Wildlife Impulse will get a small commission without additional cost to you. A flashback to one of my first self-arranged hiking trips in Europe. Why? I took a travel writing course and it brought back good memories which could be an inspiring story for my readers. It’s about my experiences in Romania as a young inexperienced traveller. Back in 2008, my and my brother went for a trip together to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. We heard about … Read more

Wildlife News January 2018

Wildlife News January 2018

Check Out << Wildlife News – December 2017 << Wildlife News January 2018 >> Wildlife News – February 2018 >> Wildlife News January 2018 Wolf for the first time in Flanders, Belgium It was already mentioned on our facebook page, a collared wolf from a German research travelled 500 km in 10 days, passing through the Netherlands to finally spend some time in Belgium. It’s a female wolf with the name Naya. Soon she got into the media. To summarize, her stronghold is a military area in Limburg, Belgium. Not surprisingly, as it’s a restricted area where she can find peace and quietness. Up … Read more

Kanahau Utila

Kanahau Utila Research and Conservation Facility

Kanahau Utila Research and Conservation Facility Kanahau Utila Research and Conservation Facility (KURCF) is a recently established research centre located on Utila Island, part of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. The centre is a ‘home away from home’ for a group of passionate conservation biologists, who actively run various research projects from the facility from February to September. Kanahau made it their mission to catalogue the biodiversity of Utila, identify and protect threatened species and habitats on the island, and promote solutions to conservation issues. A large part of Kanahau’s work is focused around the local … Read more

Yucatan Peninsula - Wildlife

Yucatan Peninsula Wildlife: Top places for Nature and Wildlife experiences

Yucatan Peninsula Wildlife Top places for Nature and Wildlife experiences The Yucatan Peninsula is situated in south-eastern Mexico. It’s about 181 000 km² and separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. For tourists, Cancun is the most well-known place, definitely for American Students. But the Yucatan Peninsula has much more to offer, ranging from cenotes to Maya ruins and whale shark snorkelling… The Yucatan Peninsula consists of three Mexican states; Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Campeche and stretches out to the border of Belize and Guatemala. For those that like the beach holidays, Cancún, Tulum and Playa del … Read more

Isla Holbox Whale shark

Isla Holbox: whale sharks and relaxing

Isla Holbox: Whale Sharks & Relaxing Holbox Whale Shark Tour – Isla Holbox is a great place to take some rest, exactly what I needed. Besides the relaxed atmosphere, Holbox is known for its whale shark tours. The village offers opportunities for both budget travellers and more exclusive travellers. Isla Holbox is accessible from the air and by bus. I took a bus from Cancun. Visit August 2015 Whale shark tour Last minute we decided to join a whale shark tour, snorkelling with whale sharks, but it was much more. This was a great experience. Our first goal was the … Read more

5 reasons to volunteer

5 reasons to volunteer

5 Reasons to Volunteer Volunteering is a popular term and the reasons to volunteer can vary, but I guess we all know someone who came back from a volunteer trip with amazing stories. You can volunteer in different areas from community-based projects (teaching, healthcare) to more environmental projects. There are various reasons for volunteering, whether it’s inspiring yourself, helping others or follow your beliefs, you just have to find the reason(s) which feel(s) right for you. This article is a more general article and aims to inspire you and help you find why you should volunteer and give you … Read more