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

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

Operation Wallacea review

Review of two Operation Wallacea terrestrial sites

Operation Wallacea Terrestrial Sites Mexico and Honduras The aim of this article is to give some more information on two research sites of Operation Wallacea (Opwall) which I visited as a staff member. More specifically, Calakmul (terrestrial research site of Opwall Mexico) and Cusuco (terrestrial research site of Opwall Honduras). Although I intend to help potential participants to further explore the options and make a decision on which Opwall site to visit, I want to stress out it’s my own opinion and thoughts. Learn more about other volunteer options. I will first describe my roles and activities, where after I … Read more

Wildlife Tourism Contributing to Animal Conservation

Does Wildlife Tourism contribute to Animal Conservation?

Does Wildlife Tourism Contribute to Animal Conservation? – The basic principles – Wildlife Tourism & Ecotourism In the last few decades, wildlife tourism and ecotourism has increased worldwide. This is great news, but it also influences animal conservation and puts pressure on certain wildlife. Ecotourism was mostly seen as a development of developing countries. With its rapid growth, it’s starting to be an international business. Ecotourism is described by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and provides the well-being of local people”. The main focus goes to minimize the impact … Read more

How to get to Slovakia 2017

How to get to Slovakia

There are multiple ways to get to Slovakia. There are good connections by air and by bus, but also by train, regardless where you are coming from and which part of Slovakia you want to visit. The most popular destinations of Slovakia are mainly Bratislava and the Tatra Mountains around Poprad. The first part of this article deals with information on how to get to Slovakia, and afterwards, you get a bit of information about best ways to travel inside Slovakia. How to get to Slovakia Going by Bus/Train There are quite good bus connections to get to Slovakia … Read more