The first winter over in Antarctica

In 1899, Carsten Borchgrevink and his nine selected men became the first to winter-over in Antarctica. The 10 men were to spend the dark winter months isolated in a dirty hut, surrounded by equipment and savage sled dogs fighting each […]

What to pack for your Atlantic Odyssey voyage?

When packing, don’t weigh yourself down with too many clothes or too much gear. Select informal, practical clothing for your trip that can be worn in layers. This post comes from the RSS feed of Oceanwide Expeditions, you can find […]

Birding tour with experts to Papua New Guinea

Barry Davies, owner of WTA member Gondwana Guides, has sent the following: I invite you to join me and Biologist Geoff Gearheart on a journey to one of the most remote and mysterious birding locations in our region, The Arfak Mountains and Rama […]

Orange-bellied parrot facilities opened at Moonllt Sanctuary

(note: Moonlit Sanctuary is a Wildlife Tourism Australia member) MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 22 September 2016 Moonlit Sanctuary opens breeding facility to save Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot To mark its 15th year anniversary, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park today opened its […]

Bush meat a danger for wildlife and wildlife tourism

Bush meat a danger for wildlife and wildlife tourism Wildlife Tourism Australia member Wisdom Jonny of Ghana has sent the following: Despite the efforts of government in several African countries to convince native people to stop hunting animals in the […]

Scott Base’s 60th anniversary

The Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE), also known as the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE), aimed to complete the first overland crossing of the Antarctic Continent: a 3,473-km journey from the Weddell Sea all the way to McMurdo Sound via the South Pole. […]

All hail the emperor penguin

The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all penguin species with both males and females reaching over 120 centimetres in height. They are a standout species with their uniform being a black head with a white belly and […]

Harp seals harping on in Greenland

Harp seals are moderately sized species, averaging 1.6 metres in length and weigh around 130 kilograms. Both the males and females are of similar size and weight, with males only slightly larger than the females. They have a thick, robust […]

Benefits of sustainable tourism

Sustaining the environment

Keeping the tourism industry reasonable and balanced In the recent past, tourism has become a primary source of revenue and the most influential industry for many countries across the globe. Sustainable tourism is defined as a kind of tourism that […]