Mishandled baby sea turtles, a university's plastic straw ban, and tips on how to save a world-famous beach—these were some of the most popular stories from Eco-Business this year. Why did they make such an impact with our readers?
Tourism and environmental destruction do not have to go hand-in-hand, says Willem Niemeijer, boss of sustainable travel company Yaana Ventures, who shares why he’s optimistic that the travel industry can be a force for good both for the environment and local communities.
Puerto Princesa, a coastal city on the Philippine island of Palawan, preserves its forests, uses 'green building' design and shuns the diesel that once powered generators in homes and hotels, as it remains vulnerable to climate change.
Susanne Becken –
Part of an industry that produces 8 per cent of global emissions, tourism operators and destinations are oblivious to the climate risks they are buying into, writes Griffith University's Susanne Becken.
and Carlos Manuel Rodriguez –
The IPCC's latest report is a frightening glimpse into a world that's 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer. But it's not time to give up, and Costa Rica is an example of how quickly we can turn the situation around if there is political willpower.
Nothing completes a trip to Thailand like an elephant ride—not. Proven harmful to elephant health, such wildlife attractions are waning in popularity. Fortunately, there are kinder ways to interact with animals while on holiday.
Medilyn Manibo –
The Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay is looking to build a sustainable marine community that relies on tidal power for low carbon electricity, food security from aquaculture, and eco-tourism for their livelihood. Watch the video here.