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Travel community - Meet locals and travelers [TFT] Voluntourism Guidelines | The International Ecotourism Society With the support of the Planeterra Foundation, the International Voluntourism Guidelines for Commercial Tour Operators have been developed by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and an international advisory committee. The goal of this project is to develop a practical tool that will help international voluntourism providers plan and manage their programs in a responsible and sustainable manner. >> Download publication >> Join the Voluntourism Group on TIES-EXCHANGE Advisory Committee To ensure that this project incorporates a diverse range of industry knowledge and experiences, we are working with an International Advisory Committee representing a variety of industry sectors and regions: Bodhi Garrett, Co-Director, Andaman Discoveries, Thailand Valeria Gracia, Asociación Civil Voluntario Global, Argentina Sallie Grayson, Programme Director, People and Places, U.K. Voluntourism Guidelines Survey Summary Report >> Learn more about the International Voluntourism Guidelines Project

11 WWF & Nat Hab Travel Destinations Top the New York Times 2014 Bucket List | Good Nature The New York Times published an exclusive list 52 places to visit in 2014. Here are 11 of the destinations WWF and Nat Hab can take you to in 2014. #1 Cape Town, South Africa (c) Wilderness Safaris Cape Town, South Africa tops the New York Times’ list – but don’t travel all the way to South Africa without getting a closer look at its incredible wildlife population. If you want to soak in some of the sites of the city, we recommend booking a 4-day Cape Town extension. #2 Christchurch, New Zealand © Nada Wiley Christchurch is the highlight for the New York Times #2 spot – our itinerary takes you there and beyond. #6 Namibia Rhino on the move © Dana Allen/Wilderness Safaris The list hits a sweet spot with Namibia. #7 Ecuador © James Frankham/WWF-Canon The Galápagos Islands is an invaluable living laboratory for scientists and one of the best natural classrooms in the world. #16 Scotland © Natural Habitat Adventures #19 Laikipia Plateau, Kenya © Ken Carl #35 Mekong River #38 Northern Lights #50 Belize

Backpacking: Budget Independent Travel - Advice, guide & packing help Ecovolontariat Madagascar, voyages solidaires Ce séjour solidaire ( que vous pouvez associer à l'un de nos voyages à la carte), se veut être au plus proche des actions de l'ONG SADABE. Cette structure œuvre depuis de nombreuses années dans la protection de l'environnement et participe également à l'aide aux populations. Vous partagerez donc leur quotidien avec des matinée consacrées à l'étude, l'observation, le comptage et des après midi axées sur les activités villageoises comme le travail dans les champs ou l'apprentissage des plantes médicinales. Philippines - Plongées solidaires à Malapascua Plongez dans l’aventure People and the Sea : aidez les communautés côtières à protéger leurs ressources marines en participant à nos missions. Sur une île loin des sentiers battus, apprenez à plonger et à identifier différentes espèces sous-marines: coraux, poissons, invertébrés. Jordanie - découvrir le pays en soutenant une famille locale Afrique du sud - Sanctuaire des singes Vervets

10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe | Earth Traveling From the Alps to the Mediterranean, these frozen-in-time European villages will make you appreciate the beauty of taking it slow. Reaching some of these European beauties requires extra effort, yet the rewards are dazzling. Your eyes will thank you. Hallstatt, Austria The storybook town of Hallstatt in central Austria enjoys a gorgeous setting on the bank of the Hallstätter See, between the pristine lake and a lush mountain that rises dramatically from the water’s edge. Manarola, Italy Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. Image Source Bibury, England The hilly Cotswold region is a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” in southwestern England, and one of its loveliest villages is Bibury, where verdant meadows abut ancient stone cottages with steep pitched roofs. Image Source Colmar, France Image Source Reine, Norway Image Source Pučiśća, Croatia Image Source Telč, Czech Republic Image Source

Free Accommodation world wide through Hospitality Exchange - Hospitality Club A Pas de Loup, des volontaires pour la nature Natural Habitat Adventures | Africa | The Great Migration The migration of nearly two million wildebeest and zebra across the plains of Tanzania's Serengeti and Kenya's Maasai Mara is one of the oldest and last great land migrations on the planet. The movements are dictated solely by the rains and food sources (grasses), with zebras eating the long grasses, while wildebeests follow to feast on fresh shoots. While often unpredictable and not a perfect science, the typical movements of the herds are illustrated in the interactive map below, which also shows the locations of camps in each area. January In January, wildebeest and zebra herds continue to move south, mostly along the eastern edge of the Serengeti, toward the fresh short grasses of the Ndutu plains, while much of the migration has already arrived in the southern Serengeti near Lake Ndutu where the animals will graze and prepare to drop their young.

Volunteer South America; Volunteer Abroad for Free L'écovolontariat La biodiversité appartient à chacun d’entre nous ; elle court aujourd’hui le risque de disparaître. Le tourisme est une des principales menaces. Nous ne pensons pas pour autant qu'il faille arrêter de voyager. L’une des solutions consiste à développer et promouvoir un mode de voyage écologique et responsable, respectueux de la biodiversité et offrant une alternative au tourisme de masse. C’est dans ce contexte que s’inscrit l’écovolontariat. L'écovolontariat est une forme de tourisme écologique actif, responsable et solidaire où les écovolontaires participent à des missions ou programmes pour l'environnement, encadrés par des professionnels ou des bénévoles. Généralement, l'écovolontariat se caractérise par une aide aux organisations locales de protection de la nature, en manque de moyens, et qui ne demandent donc pas mieux que de recevoir quelques effectifs supplémentaires, voire une aide financière. Sommaire Historique Définition de l'écovolontariat ? Autres termes utilisés Historique

37 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northeast India Before You Die “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu This becomes automatically true when you visit The Land of Seven Sisters – the mesmerizing North East India. You simply can’t arrive and claim, “That’s it, I’ve seen it all”. A few steps away, an unseen beautiful waterfall might be waiting for you. While the interest of visiting North East is on the rise among travelers these days, very few finally visit. So we decided to roll out a comprehensive guide on the main attractions of each state. As Mark Twain rightly said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. 1. The largest monastery in India. 2. The Sela Pass is the high-altitude mountain pass located in Tawang District. 3. Close to Sela Pass is the beautiful paradise lake, Sela which remains frozen for most parts of the winter. 4. Beautiful landscapes. 5. 6. Other Attractions: 7. 8. 9. It is a Hindu temple of Goddess Shakti. 10. 11.