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Monarch Butterflies are Making a Rebound

Monarch Butterflies are Making a Rebound

Court Whelan, Ph.D. May 20, 2016 4

Newsworthy, noteworthy, and utterly fascinating. Monarch butterflies routinely make the news—for good reason. The migration of the monarch butterfly is considered by scientists a unique phenomenon, and one of the largest animal migrations on

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Spotlight on Sustainability: What is the IGTOA?

Spotlight on Sustainability: What is the IGTOA?

Court Whelan, Ph.D. May 12, 2014 Comments Off on Spotlight on Sustainability: What is the IGTOA?

No, it’s not the name of a monster from one of those Godzilla movies, nor is it the name of a European shelving unit that you’d find at Ikea. IGTOA stands for the International

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What Arctic and Tropical Waters Have in Common

What Arctic and Tropical Waters Have in Common

Court Whelan, Ph.D. April 30, 2014 Comments Off on What Arctic and Tropical Waters Have in Common

The old schooner purchased from a fisherman, cut through the icy waters of Glacier Bay, cruising along the picturesque Alaska coastline towards a pod of six massive humpback whales bubble-feeding at the surface of

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Ecotourism Facts

Spotlight on Sustainability: Ecotourism Facts

Court Whelan, Ph.D. April 20, 2014 Comments Off on Spotlight on Sustainability: Ecotourism Facts

If you’ve read my other ecotourism posts here, you’re probably familiar with my emphatic stance on ecotourism’s potential in the conservation of environments and cultures.  But, I think it’s about time to break out

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Preserving Cultures through Ecotourism

Spotlight on Sustainability: Preserving Cultures through Ecotourism

Court Whelan, Ph.D. November 9, 2013 Comments Off on Spotlight on Sustainability: Preserving Cultures through Ecotourism

The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word ecotourism is nature travel.  Perhaps you’re familiar with the core values of ecotourism and also think about the conservation efforts that are

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Origins of Ecotourism

Spotlight on Sustainability: Origins of Ecotourism

Court Whelan, Ph.D. September 6, 2013 9

In the grand scheme of things, the term ecotourism is pretty much brand new.  Coined by Mexican architect Hector Ceballos-Lascurain in 1983, the definition has been evolving ever since.  His original description provided a

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