Category: Environment

WORLD WATER DAY 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs

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Water is the essential building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health – water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. That is why this year, the theme of World Water Day is ‘Better Water, Better Jobs’ and focuses on the central role that water plays i...

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Sustainable Tourism: IBEROSTAR Playa Mita Achieves Green Globe 90% Compliance

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Already playing a leading role in sustainable tourism, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has implemented a new range of sustainable solutions at its IBEROSTAR Playa Mita property in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico that reduces resource consumption and minimize emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). As a result, the hotel was recently re-certified by Read more

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WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2016: The Future of Wildlife is in Our Hands

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On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The Read more

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Sierra Leone: Overcoming Disaster Through Eco-Tourism

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After a bloody 11-year civil war and, more recently, the Ebola Crisis, the West Africa country of Sierra Leone saw its economy crumble.  But gradually, the country once hailed as the Jewel of Africa is rebuilding its reputation as a tourist destination of choice for lovers of the environment, wildlife and responsible tourism. Sierra Leone had b...

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Building Krittersville: How One Charity Is Planning A Greener Animal Sanctuary

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In practically every country you might travel to, animal homelessness is a very real issue. Whether caused as a result of families abandoning their pets, animals getting separated from their owners, or a population explosion, there are millions of hungry, sick and vulnerable strays wandering city streets. Combating the problem are animal rescuer...

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