Eco-Tourism: WildArk and more

Destinations emphasizing environmentally friendly tourism have become more popular amongst travelers. These specific destinations all have one trait in common: they contribute to the greater good of the environment and promote conservation efforts. Destinations including Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands and Kenya top the list for sought out “green destinations.” Costa Rica tops the list as a tropical getaway with lush greenery and plentiful rainforests. Additionally, all lodging in Costa Rica places an emphasis on conservation and preservation efforts of the country’s biodiversity. The Galapagos Islands features many different accommodations for guests to stay in including eco-friendly hotels, lodges and private huts. Additionally, the ecotourism in the Galapagos is the only way to support the Galapagos National park while providing benefits to Ecuador’s economy. Similarly, the destination of Kenya in the heart of Africa provides diverse wildlife attracting visitors from all over the world. Private safari companies offering nature-based tours of various conservancies fuel the ecotourism in Kenya. Learn more: http://wildark.com/

 

Wild Ark is an organization that aids in the process of environmentally friendly tourism. Wild Ark is aimed at protecting biodiversity through wildlife conservation efforts and research opportunities. Wild Ark’s mission is to secure parts of the world’s identified green belts in an effort to protect biodiversity directly. Wild Ark currently works with four separate countries to promote eco-tourism through ambassadors of eco-tourism lodging and accommodations in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa and Alaska. With three eco-tourism locations in Africa, it is the most popular destination for travelers. Popular destinations include mobile-tented safaris in Botswana, tracking animals on foot in the African Bush and the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Wild Ark’s most recent accomplishment occurred in February of 2017 with an acquisition in its first wildlife conservancy in South Africa. Wild Ark plans to develop the conservancy into a place that connects people to areas with wilderness and wildlife. Learn more: