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

Wildlife volunteering online Citizen Science camera trap projects

Wildlife volunteering online: Citizen Science Camera Trap Projects

Wildlife volunteering online: Citizen Science Camera Trap Projects There is a growing base for citizen science projects. If you are interested in wildlife volunteering online, here are a couple of projects you can join. These projects are focused on using citizens to analyse some of their camera trap footage. This is a great way to see nice camera trap pictures and help projects analysing the data. Camera traps are a great way to research areas, and the set up is very cost efficient. On the other hand, all these pictures need to be classified, and your help can be … Read more

Exploring High Tatras - Aug 2017

Exploring the High Tatras – Slovakia (Aug 2017)

Exploring the High Tatras  Mountain-biking in the Tatras – Too enthusiastic to take on the downhill part, we didn’t pay attention to the disappearing light, soon we were biking in an ever getting darker environment. A shadow was moving in the dark just about 100m in front of us. Our adrenaline level was rising and we focused hard to make out the contours of this creature. We whispered “Could it be another bear?” After the great success in April, I returned to Slovakia. This time to explore more of the High Tatras, as some of these trails are only … Read more

the art of snow tracking

The Art of Snow Tracking

The Art of Snow Tracking Snow tracking – Already wondered where animals are up to? Where they are moving? Well, with a fresh layer of snow, you can already figure out a lot. Most animals are avoiding human areas and are active during the night. With a more scientific term, it’s called spatial (space) and temporal (time) avoidance. There are a couple of ways to be able to still learn about the animals. For example, you can look for tracks or use camera traps. When looking for tracks is done in the snow, it’s called Snow Tracking. I always … Read more

Wildlife News December 2017

Wildlife News December 2017

Check Out<< Wildlife News – November 2017 <<   Wildlife News December 2017   >> Wildlife News – January 2018 >> Heart-breaking video of starving polar bear stirs controversy among conservationists I guess a lot of you have seen this picture/video passing by on their newsfeed. But overall, it’s a stage some polar bears are going through. It’s a tough time and some seasons are better to find food than others. Polar bears have this huge layer of fat to survive the cold, but also to survive periods which are less productive for finding food. In the end, polar bears are top predators … Read more

Best places to watch wildlife in the canadian rockies

Best Places to Watch Wildlife in the Canadian Rockies

Obviously, the Canadian Rockies are a great place to be. They offer an amazing scenery and the possibility to watch some wildlife. Here you can find some of the best places to watch wildlife in the Canadian Rockies listed. Wildlife is moving around freely in these parks, so there is no guaranty to spot them. Nonetheless, you can increase your chances by taking some easy rules into account. For example: Drive slowly on the roads and keep your eyes open. If you have multiple people in the car, give everybody an area to ‘scan’ for wildlife. Obviously, the driver’s … Read more

Exploring Tatra Region-April 2017

Exploring the High Tatra Region (Slovakia – April 2017)

  Exploring Nature in the Tatra Region, Slovakia (April 2017) April 2017 – I have been to Slovakia several times during winter (White Wilderness 2012-2017) and I figured out I haven’t seen Slovakia in spring or summer. During winter, the High Tatras are all covered in snow and inaccessible. In April (2017), I and a couple of friends explored the Tatra area around Poprad, Slovakia. During this trip, we visited the High Tatras, the Low Tatras, Slovak Paradise and Poloniny National Park. Although the High Tatras were still quite inaccessible, we had some great sightings and adventures, from early … Read more

Christmas Wildlife books 2017

Christmas Shopping with Wildlife Impulse

  Christmas shopping with Wildlife Impulse DISCLAIMER: Affiliate links are used on this page, read further to know more. It’s almost Christmas time! Time to do some online shopping. Here I will list a couple of my all-time favourite books together with some nice deals I could find online. For those who are wondering why I promote other people’s product: Companies have affiliate programs. This basically means for every customer I send to their website, I get a small commission on what they purchase (without additional costs for the customer). Nonetheless, most of the products I mention I have myself … Read more