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Today, Parks Canada announced that the Government of Canada has decided to make admission to Parks Canada Places for Youth 17 and Under Free starting in 2018. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along with Parks Canada’s Honourary Guide for Families,

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The Monarch butterfly draws thousands of tourists to Mexico each winter to view the beautiful black and orange insect. Recently, a new conservation center was opened in Angangueo, a small town in the Pacific coast state of Michoacan, reports China.org.cn. The center is needed because only about a quarter of

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If you feel like visiting a zoo this weekend but there’s not one near you, it might be time to book a trip. Meanwhile, check out the website of the National Zoo in Washington, DC. As with a real visit, you might want to start with the map that shows you the

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Conservation International has a video on Youtube that shows Madagascar’s Alley of Baobabs and the positive relationships being developed between tourism operators and local business owners. Much of the forest was destroyed for timber and for sugar cane plantations. Some baobabs survive, and NGO’s are trying to save them by developing a

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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is linking travel with conservation in order to conserve the Arctic’s habitat. The UN News Centre reports that a joint campaign by conservation groups and tour operators in the 1990’s has helped set up protected areas in Svalbard, Norway.  Svalbard is the closest tourism outpost to the

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The World Heritage Committee has added 21 sites to the UNESCO World Heritage List, including the Florida Everglades, Hawaii’s marine area called the Papahānaumokuākea, and Madagascar’s rainforests. Meeting in Brasilia since July 25th, the World Heritage Committee reviewed and selected nominations for the World Heritage List and the List of

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Recently, several museums have introduced new exhibits raising awareness about current environmental and social issues.  On June 25, The Field Museum of Chicago introduced a Climate Change exhibit (Open till November 28, 2010).  Meanwhile, the Tree Museum has opened in Switzerland and is home for 2,000 trees of different species. According to Museum

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The International Conservation Photography Award winners show the most incredible photos of an amazing subject – the wildlife of our planet.  Several years ago I happened to be in Alberta during the summer when the Award winner’s photos were exhibited at the local museum.  Over several weeks, I visited the

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In a $50 million boost to conservation, Singapore’s Kranji Nature Trail will be developed to help handle the increasing volume of visitors keen to see the reserve’s over 220 species of birds.  Soon to be known as the Sungei Buloh Wetland Park, the Trail’s development is a result of the

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If you’d like to save money this year but still visit some of our world’s ecosystems and their animals, you can visit wonderful animal parks and wildlife tours while staying within North America. I remember several years ago looking at the animals roaming the savannah at the San Diego Wild

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