5 reasons why ecotourism is better than traditional tourism

5 reasons why ecotourism is better than traditional tourism

There comes a point in our life when they feel an urge to escape from the prison of monotony that life becomes over time and just enjoy a peaceful moment on our own or with our loved ones. We pack our luggage and get Read More

The purpose of ecotourism

Gorilla, the purpose of ecotourism

Over the past decades, the term ‘ecotourism’ has become quite common for travelers around the world. Travel agencies swear by it to promote green touristic activities and encourage tourists to book their holidays with them. However, in many cases, the concept of ecotourism has Read More

14 simple ways to reduce your ecological footprint

How to decrease your ecological footprint , open light bulb half filled with water with turtle in it, boat floating and white seagulls flying above and out of it light bulb case on mossy green rocks spilling from it

Have you ever thought of the impact of your daily activities on the planet? Calculating your ecological footprint (read more about ecological footprint here) gives an idea of how much land and resources are needed to sustain you. When we think of how much Read More

The concept of Ecological Footprint explained

Footprint made of green bushes representing the ecological footprint

Ecological footprint (EF) is a measure of the demands that an individual or a group of persons make on global natural resources. In 1996, Wackernagel and Rees came up with the concept in a book called Our Ecological Footprint. It provides an overview of Read More

The negative impacts of humans on the environment

White polar bear with open mouth standing on lower ice cube of three ice cube layers in the sea showing negative impacts of humans on the environment

Ever since humans have walked on the Earth, they have changed the environment in one way or another, certainly not to harm or destroy it but rather to be more comfortable. Humans have reshaped the environment through agriculture, travel and urbanization and more recently, Read More

Why islands must protect their mangrove forests

Mangrove Mauritius Island, Trou aux Biches, lone mangrove plant growing in the shallow seawater with rocks at the back

Some years ago, mass clearance of mangrove forests on estuaries and marshes was common on small islands because they were thought to be insect breeding sites and were being used as dumps. Over time, as more knowledge was gained on this fragile yet vital Read More

Flooding: Types, Dangers and Mitigation Measures

Monochrome picture showing a bench in a flooded plain with the words, flooding, where to be and what to do, written in yellow in a black box

Flooding occurs when dry land is submerged in water. This water may come from heavy rainfall spilling over river banks, blocked drainage, storms, tsunamis and oceanic waves, melting ice, or even a break in a river dam. The intensity of a flood, in any Read More

Poaching – the cruelty driven business

Injured monkey in front of fence, wounded red forehead and nose, cruelty of poaching.

During these recent years, there has been a mobilization around the world to help fight a problem that is getting as dangerous as drug trafficking. Wildlife poaching is causing a baffling decline in the number of animal species in the wild. Iconic creatures like Read More

Are elephants becoming extinct in the wild?

Poached elephant carcass lying on grassy ground.

The largest land mammals could very soon be wiped off the Earth. One word. Poaching. Illegal trade in ivory threatens these majestic animals close to extinction. The way things are now going, it is estimated that the African elephants may disappear by the end Read More

Blood Moons Explained – Astronomical and Spiritual Significance

Moon with a yellowish to dark red hue in a black background

Over the years, the term Blood Moon has taken quite some significance and made its name in history. Besides arousing the fascination of astronomy lovers, this phenomenon sparks the interest of both astrologers and the religious brethren because of what they read into it. Read More