Far from being a barrier to tourism, the biodiversity of beaches represents a major appeal to tourists eager to enjoy breathtaking scenery and nature. Today is World Environment Day and, in 2020 the theme is biodiversity. As the UN states it: “Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations […]
Old and well-known, a mandatory stop for travelers and merchants. The Sea of Marmara is the sea that geographically separates the European continent from the Asian continent. The Sea of Marmara is the sea that connects the waters of the Black Sea with the Mediterranean waters. The Sea of Marmara is a sea whose limits […]
Bulgarian court suspended the new plan of Pirin National Park, which allowed construction in 66% of its territory. On April 29, 2020, the Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria ruled in the case of lack of environmental assessment of the new management plan of Pirin. The court saga, which has been running for three years, showed […]
More than ever, we need joint efforts to overcome the health, social, economic and environmental crises our world is facing. We require a bottom-up approach to achieve tangible success towards a more sustainable future. That’s why in the last months two new initiatives were born: REWILD Institute – experienced and dedicated researchers and conservationists with […]
The massive influx of tourists seeking disconnection through relaxation, comfort and holiday packages, has caused the homogenization and degradation of many destinations. In authoritarian or semi-authoritarian countries this disconnection is also fomented by local governments, keeping tourists away from the social and environmental problems local communities face. Tourists are expected to stay on the routes […]
Have you ever come up with a bright idea while travelling? A simple idea that could contribute to the local community or to the protection of a remote place? This is how we felt when visiting the fishponds next to the villages of Armash, Surenavan and Yeraskh in Armenia.
Sleeping in a guesthouse is not enough to support local communities in the region of Svaneti, Georgia. You’ll need to be a really adventurous traveler if you want to make a change in a region threatened by unsustainable tourism and hydropower projects.
Back in 2005 when 15 square kilometres of public property, an area the size of 2000 soccer fields, were privatized for 800’000 euros, almost nobody knew about the Ulcinj Salina.After the new owner tried to sell the same area for 300 times higher price civil society started to discover the real value of nature at […]
Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Via Dinarica – definitely one of the last pristine areas in Europe” Interview with Kenan Muftić
If Kenan invites you to a dinner at his mountain hut, there will be octopus and snow. If Kenan offers you a beer, it will be local craft beer. If Kenan proposes a morning walk, you will hike until you enjoy the sunset over a dozen mountains. If Kenan answers a question, he will go […]
Waters from Pindus, Nemërçkë and Gribe Mountains lead to Vjosa. Shepherd and fishermen tracks lead to Vjosa. Otters, kingfishers, eels and hundred of other rare species lead to Vjosa. Rafting, canyoning, climbing, hiking and biking tourists lead to Vjosa. The roads of Olsi Nika and Ulrich Eichelmann, activists in the campaign Save the Blue Heart […]