Millions of tourists visit Bali each year, many of them ferried in polluting petrol-powered boats. A new social enterprise promises to change that by harnessing the power of the sun to make sailing around Bali more sustainable.
Travel website TripAdvisor has announced that it will no longer sell tickets to tourism experiences that allow physical contact with captive, wild animals or endangered species, such as elephant rides and petting tigers.
Freya Higgins-Desbiolles –
No place on earth is off limits for the tourism industry nor, unfortunately, the negative impacts it can bring. This year, declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the UN, here's how we can steer the tourism industry in a more sustainable direction.
Robin Hicks –
The BBC nature documentary portrays Singapore as a green urban utopia where man has invited nature back into the city. The development of Singapore's last forests suggests the opposite is happening, note conservationists.
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Nature has been described as the "GDP of the poor". Trade and conservation experts outline policy ideas to help rural, poor, and indigenous people achieve sustainable and beneficial livelihoods based on natural resources.
Australia and China both have a keen interest in the frozen continent. And while they don't agree on everything, there is great scope for scientific collaboration, says University of New England lecturer Nengye Liu.
Women are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than men, but there is also a growing number of sustainable development solutions by and for women worldwide. Sustainia's global communication lead Katie McCrory highlights three examples.