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Why we're no longer promoting any holidays that visit zoos, with support from the +Born Free Foundation and Joanna Lumley.

#SayNoToZoos



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Proud to be supporting +Amazon Watch "Stop Dirty Dams in the Amazon" campaign.

"The Amazon's rivers and forests are fundamental to global climate stability. Their preservation, along with the defense of the land rights of indigenous forest stewards, will help to contain climate chaos."

Here's what you can do to help prevent the destruction of some of the planet's most valuable waterways:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/stop-dirty-dams-in-the-amazon

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Missed the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards sponsored by Belize ceremony at +World Travel Market London yesterday? Read about all our 2016 Gold & Silver winners at:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/awards/winners/2016.htm
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Great Barrier Reef pronounced 'almost dead' by leading scientists today - here are our thoughts:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/great-barrier-reef/travel-guide/responsible-tourism-on-the-great-barrier-reef

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Folks We Love: Ex-Genesis drummer and author of the fabulous 'Driving Over Lemons' Chris Stewart talks to us about connecting with the land in rural Andalucia, Spain and his dreams for the future. #DreamersDo

http://www.responsibletravel.com/folk-we-love/chris-stewart

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Rewilding: Saint or Sinner? Responsible Travel CEO and founder +Justin Francis debates whether turning our farmland over to wilderness is as good as it sounds:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/blog-post-seven

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"It slowly dawned on us that we were each going to drive our own dog sleds." Our own +Justin Francis recounts his first (and slightly unexpected) experience husky sledding in Norway:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/blog-post-three

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"You could with the best intentions be propping up a system that is harming children." JK Rowling

Exactly why we removed all orphanage volunteer projects from our site in 2013, and worked with ECPAT & Save the Children to put together formal guidelines for volunteering with vulnerable children.
Read more about the issues with orphanage volunteering here:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/volunteering-with-children/travel-guide

https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/777931461307621376

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Over the past 35 years or so, it is thought that Africa's elephant population has fallen from 1.3million in 1979 to just 400,000 in 2016.

We're supporting +Born Free Foundation "Bloody Ivory" campaign to bring an end to the legal and illegal trade in ivory and stem a huge decline in elephant population numbers in Africa.

Born Free president Will Travers, tells us more about the campaign + why we should all sign the petition to reject the ivory trade ahead of the CITES conference next week:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/bloody-ivory

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A big shout out to our #FolksWeLove  Karen Darke who won Paralympic GOLD yesterday in the road cycling time trial. What an inspiration! We caught up with her a few weeks ago - read her story here:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/folk-we-love/Karen-darke
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