Britain’s songbirds are in decline — here’s how travellers can help

Songbirds have long been intertwined with Britain’s natural and cultural landscape. With spring in full swing, we celebrate the birds that serenade our streets and countryside, and take a look at the ways we can help to boost their dwindling numbers.

A guide to ethical whale tourism in the 21st century

The more we learn about whales, the more fascinating and complex they appear to be. But what role does whale-watching play in their conservation? And what positive practices are destinations employing to protect these giants of the ocean?

Travel Geeks online: adventure, cities and natural icons in Australia’s Northern Territory – 11 May 2021

Join us for a virtual Travel Geeks on 11 May, when our expert panel will introduce us to the unique experiences on offer in Australia’s Northern Territory.

52 of the best flight-free weekend escapes

This year, interest in flight-free trips is rising as many travellers recalibrate their approach to travel after an imposed hiatus. But turning to rails, roads and waterways for transport doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a short getaway. From wild island escapes in Wales to eco adventures in Copehagen, we bring you 52 of the best weekend escapes — all without getting on an airplane.
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How to plan a road trip using Colorado’s wild backcountry byways

The western US state is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness and vibrant local communities, all threaded together by a series of scenic and historic byways. Plan the ultimate road trip through its open spaces with our guide to the best routes — plus, tips on protecting local biodiversity as you go. 

Which African wildlife experience is right for you?

The safari experience is constantly evolving with the likes of more sustainable options and emerging destinations. Here are some of the best areas for wildlife-spotting and how to explore them.

The travel kit list: birdwatching for beginners

Birding requires kit that's versatile, travel-friendly and — most importantly — inconspicuous. Discover kit that'll help you get the best from your adventure.

The greatest show on Earth: tracking the wildebeest migration across Tanzania's Serengeti

The Serengeti’s golden plains may be home to the Big Five, but the unsung heroes of these grasslands are its white-bearded wildebeests. They're the seams that hold together an ecosystem, performing an ancient dance that still sweeps across the savannah.
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Seven ways to experience Nova Scotia, Canada's rugged eastern province

From driving along one of world’s most scenic highways to whale-watching, hiking between hemlocks or discovering quaint fishing villages, here’s what to do in this thrilling maritime province. 

Meet the adventurers: award-winning wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert

As part of National Geographic’s Big Cat Week we catch up with the filmmakers to discuss the state of the world’s big cats and learn how Jade Eyed Leopard — their latest film — aims to galvanise audiences to help safeguard the future of Africa’s wildlife.

Best of the World: six places to rediscover nature for 2021 and beyond

Experience the wonders of the natural world at wildlife rehabilitation centres and rewilding projects, as well as in the unique flora and fauna of our planet’s most remote corners.
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Five top birdwatching hotspots in the UK

Lockdown has given us all a newfound appreciation of nature. Why not take it beyond the garden and head to some of the UK’s best birdwatching destinations? Here, we round up five, plus reveal the gadget every budding twitcher needs.

Tales of the tiger: searching for big cats in India’s wildest state

To travel across Madhya Pradesh is to taste India’s untamed heartland, where national parks teem with wildlife and stories of Bengal tigers are on everyone’s lips. An expert in the art of stealth and secrecy, however, it’s a beast that proves hard to seek.

See the world’s natural wonders in real time without leaving your house

From the ethereal ripples of the Aurora Borealis to the majesty of Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan rock face, the Earth’s natural wonders are still out there — even if we can’t travel to see them just now. But, luckily for those of us experiencing wanderlust while on lockdown, webcams can act as live portals to natural vistas far grander than those offered up by our windows. We round up some of the best.

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