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Cultural impact (erosion/enrichment) Howabout that for a sunset. The end of my day 2 at #kichechebushcamp @KichecheCamps – perfect.… The sea-cooled eco-resort that's nearly mosquito-free. Image copyright The Brando The Brando is one of the most luxurious eco-resorts on the planet, nestling on an atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The sea-cooled eco-resort that's nearly mosquito-free

It's the last place you might think to find pioneering technology. But you'd be surprised. The Brando resort on Tetiaroa - a stunning atoll north of Tahiti - is the epitome of luxurious exclusivity. Two-room bungalows start from €3,700 (£3,200) a night. Formerly owned by Hollywood legend Marlon Brando, who was keen that it should become an ecological haven, it has now developed in to a hideaway for the rich and famous seeking conscience-soothing holidays that do less harm to the planet. While some have dismissed the resort as an "island for liberal elites" - Beyoncé and Barack Obama were recent guests - current owner Richard Bailey claims it is close to becoming "carbon neutral and self-sustainable". As the cooling system is powered largely by water pressure, it uses very little energy. Image copyright Island Conservation. Flooglebinder.co. *****Denmark forest canopy trail: Walking in the air. Learn more.

Visitors to the tiny island nation of Palau in the Pacific Ocean are now being required to sign a pledge that they will not damage the envir… Ecotourism: projecting the Heart of Borneo. Climate Diaries: Is eco-tourism the future of science funding? ANTARCTICA -- There are things you can do as a tourist here that you can’t do anywhere else.

Climate Diaries: Is eco-tourism the future of science funding?

A plunge into the freezing Antarctic Ocean water is something you may only want to try once. But encounters with the Antarctic wildlife are something you may want to do over and over again. These trips are called expeditions, not cruises, for reasons that go beyond marketing. And with climate-change skeptics in the White House, they may be a new model for how scientific research gets paid for in the future. Renowned Antarctic ice scientist Ken Taylor says word is already out that there will be less research money available from this administration. “We’ve already gotten indications from our federal funding agencies, particularly the National Science Foundation, that we should anticipate budget cuts,” Taylor said.

Even when research is government-funded, the money often doesn’t go far enough, even now. The tourists are effectively funding the science. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. Q&A: Jonathan and Angela Scott. Jonathan and Angela Scott are synonymous with Africa’s big cats.

Q&A: Jonathan and Angela Scott

Geographical’s photography expert, Keith Wilson, caught up with the couple… Jonathan and Angela Scott have collaborated for more than a decade to make Big Cat Diary one of the world’s most popular TV series about African wildlife. With 30 books to their name, they recently added two more: Jonathan’s revealing and touchingly honest autobiography, The Big Cat Man, and Sacred Nature: Life’s Eternal Dance, the couple’s biggest and possibly greatest collection of wildlife photographs. Sacred Nature is an evocative title. How sacred is nature in today’s world? Angela Scott: It’s as sacred as it ever was, in fact even more so. Jonathan Scott: It’s just that we don’t always realise that. AS: I feel the discontent that is happening in the world today is because people have become disconnected from the force of nature. JS: Other life has been shut out. (Image: Angela Scott) JS: Yes, definitely.

How tourists differ from travellers, in 14 hugely insightful illustrations. What’s the difference between a tourist and a traveller?

How tourists differ from travellers, in 14 hugely insightful illustrations

Holidify, a company catering to people wishing to visit India, just released a series of simple images illustrating their interpretation of this question. Spoiler alert! If you like to stay in hotels and own a selfie stick, you’re probably a tourist! More info: holidify.com | Facebook | Twitter. Glass loos with a view open in China. Image copyright Barcroft China's recent obsession with glass tourist attractions has gone round the U-bend with the opening of some see-through treetop public toilets.

Glass loos with a view open in China

The loos, near Shiyan Lake in southern Hunan province, have fabulous views of both the forest below and other people using the facilities. Cubicle walls, even those between the men's and women's sections, are only separated by lightly frosted glass. But state media said few visitors dared use the loos on their opening day. Image copyright Barcroft Images. Embracing tourism to protect Kenyan wildlife. Conservation of threatened iconic species will be aided by the re-opening of Loisaba, a tourist operation in Laikipia County, Kenya In rural Kenya, a popular way of collecting honey involves smoking bees out from hollow trees.

Embracing tourism to protect Kenyan wildlife

While this method normally produces nothing except the sought-after honey, it is believed that this was the cause of a bushfire in October 2013 which sent nearly 25,000 acres of virgin African bush up in flames. A combination of dry conditions, thick grass, and strong winds allowed the fire to rapidly spread, engulfing the surrounding vegetation.