Cambodia: One month wandering around looking for wildlife

Cambodia One month wandering around looking for wildlife I went to Cambodia to participate in an expedition from BINCO, in cooperation with WWF Belgium and WWF Cambodia. If you want more information about my experiences and links to the organisations, check out my blog post BINCO expedition to Cambodia: Kdan Mekong 2018. Here you can find some information and experiences in the different places I visited in Cambodia during my one month travelling in Cambodia (June 2018). These experiences ranging from figuring out what to do in Phnom Penh, were to find some wildlife, other tips to enjoy Cambodia. … Read more

Kdan Mekong 2018

Kdan Mekong 2018 A BINCO Expedition to Cambodia April/May 2018 – Binco vzw organised an expedition to Kratie, Cambodia. The aim if the project was mainly to study the endangered hog deer. Binco took the chance to use this opportunity to study the broader biodiversity. I got contacted to be part of the mammal team, mainly setting up camera traps and looking for signs of any kind of mammal. This expedition was in collaboration with WWF Belgium and WWF Cambodia. If you want to find out more about the project, check the Kdan Mekong 2018 expedition page on the Binco … Read more

Camera Trapping for Pine Martens

Camera Trapping for Pine Martens and more!

Camera Trapping for Pine Martens and more! Alastair Hughes-Roden I was co-leading a group of conservation students, carrying out the restoration of a walled garden, in March 2018. The walled garden was being restored, to support the varying amount of fauna at a field centre in Blairgowrie, Scotland. I had brought some camera traps (trail cameras) with us for this trip, 8 in total. The plan was to set up all 8 of the cameras at a local Loch, to try and capture footage of Eurasian Otter (Lutra Lutra), for a lady who thought they were present on her … Read more

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

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