Wildlife & Nature

Take the pressure down: Swelling crowds in Venice. Image: iStock

Take the pressure down: reducing overtourism

Some of the world’s most popular destinations are facing damage and overcrowding from an influx of visitors. Here, we discuss the concept of ‘overtourism’ and what to consider when planning your travels.

Family day trip in Switzerland

Swiss playground: family day trips to the Alps

With trails full of playground pit stops and exciting activities, hiking the Alps in Switzerland has never been more family-friendly.

Walk don't run: African Safari elephants

Walk, don’t run: African safari by foot

We come face to face with the Big Five on a walking safari tour in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools.

Lindis mirrored pods New Zealand

Lindis mirrored pods: New Zealand’s new ultra-sleek accommodation

Built with double-glazed mirrored walls that reflect the area’s stunning scenery, these new Lindis pods make for the perfect eco escape.

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, Sydney

Tried & Tested: Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, Sydney

This new luxury conservation-focussed retreat allows guests to sleep amongst wildlife on the shores of Sydney harbour.

Swim with whales and seals in Jervis Bay

Swim with whales and seals in Jervis Bay

Dive Jervis Bay, on NSW’s South Coast, is a conservation-minded dive company that has introduced a Swim With Whales experience this year.

Top 5 spots to enjoy the autumn in Nikko, Japan

Top 5 spots to enjoy autumn in Nikko, Japan

Nikko, Japan in autumn is a resplendent palette of burnt oranges and ochres, fiery reds and deep greens. Here are our top 5 spots to enjoy autumn in Nikko.

Winged wonders: raptor conservation in Tasmania

Winged wonders: raptor conservation in Tasmania

A concreter-turned-nature-advocate, Craig Webb opened the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge Centre in 2001 to rescue injured eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga: new zoo experience

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga: new zoo experience

Taronga Zoo has just announced the opening of ‘Wildlife Retreat at Taronga’, a new overnight eco-retreat in the famous Sydney zoo.

What to do in the Great American West in winter

What to do in the Great American West in winter

Take part in a huge range of exciting outdoor adventure activities and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Great American West in winter and autumn.

5 of the best places to see lions in the wild

5 of the best places to see lions in the wild

For those who aren’t content only seeing the king of beasts on-screen in the new The Lion King film, here are 5 of the best places to see lions in the wild.

Conservation in South Africa: I'll scratch your back...

Conservation in South Africa: I’ll scratch your back…

Tourism plus wildlife plus community equals Team Africa. We explore a region where conservation initiatives are making a difference.