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Camping and park revenue more than doubled | Daily Gate City

“If you build it, they will come.” That’s according to a character in 1989’s ‘Field of Dreams,’ but it’s also something that Lee County Conservation Parks Management Ranger Clint Oldfield says often. According to the Lee County Conservation annual report, last fiscal year, camping and park revenue was $6,066; this year it’s more than doubled …

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Native seed garden a lifeline for Kangaroo Island’s endangered flora

In the summer of 2019–20, Kangaroo Island recorded its most devastating bushfires on record. Key points: Kangaroo Island is establishing a native seed garden to protect its endangered species One in four South Australian plants are threatened with some level of extinction The garden will be a hub for education and research The island, located …

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Ecotourism may help solve animal-human conflicts in Sabah, says minister

KOTA KINABALU: Ecotourism might be able to help control animal-human conflicts in Sabah’s Telupid district, says Datuk Jafry Ariffin (pic). The state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister said that the Sabah government was looking at helping villagers generate income from elephants straying into residential areas. “However, we need the cooperation of all parties if we …

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Rani Bagh at 160: Celebrating the heritage garden of Mumbai

Five extraordinary women stopped it from falling victim to slipshod renovation plans. Right in the heart of Mumbai’s old Byculla district, there are 60 acres of calmness, shielded from the noise, heat, and concrete of the city. This is Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan And Zoo, commonly known as Rani Bagh, which is celebrating its 160th …

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In Argentina, Returning the Country’s Remote Landscapes to Their Wildest States

“Argentina is where Africa was 30 years ago,” says Les Carlisle, the former head of conservation for the African ecotourism company andBeyond, as we sip wine and the Southern Cross pricks through a darkening dome. He should know: With his striking white beard and Popeye arms, Les is a pioneer of wildlife translocations, having moved …

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Bright Ideas in Travel 2022

HOTELS Hilton | The idea: Hilton sets meaningful and transparent diversity targets—linking progress directly to corporate leadership compensation and reporting numbers in a public dashboard.Details: Hilton is broadcasting its internal diversity numbers in a live dashboard for the public to track progress toward its targets. Like many hospitality brands, Hilton has publicly committed to improving …

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Monumental Rwenzori marathon to champion conservation, tourism

Mountain Rwenzori, the third highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro and Kenya, is a uniquely beautiful feature for its snow-capped tops. The mountain’s ranges are a combination of beautiful peaks, glaciers, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes, and various species of flora and fauna, making the Rwenzori scenic. Although, this should be one of the biggest attractions for …

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Tourism businesses ensure our treasured natural places are there for generations to come

The businesses that run underground tours in Waitomo are fully aware the caves are fragile ecosystems and that protecting them, together with the surrounding streams and native forest, i To mark Conservation Week next week, from Monday to Sunday, September 11, the Waikato Herald is taking a look at the tiaki – the care and …

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Investors ‘knocking on our door’ with offshore plans – minister – The Royal Gazette

Updated: Aug 26, 2022 07:57 AM Walter Roban, the home affairs minister, announces “Blue Prosperity”, flanked by officials involved, at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (Photograph by Blaire Simmons) No-fishing zones off Bermuda totaling 90,000 sq km have been proposed, along with an investment center to drive economic investment in local waters. The fish …

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