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Recreation vs. Conservation in National Parks: Will Enjoyment Equal Support?

Recreation vs. Conservation in National Parks: Will Enjoyment Equal Support?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 19, 2016 23

When President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service on August 25, 1916, I doubt he anticipated that one of the statute’s words would cause a lot of controversy 100 years

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Encounters with the Wild Patagonian Puma

Encounters with the Wild Patagonian Puma

Kendal Yoakum April 18, 2016 Comments Off on Encounters with the Wild Patagonian Puma

It was our first evening at EcoCamp Patagonia when we saw it—our first puma. Relaxing on a cool evening, a female puma lay at the bottom of a large hill directly below camp. She didn’t

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Video: Watch as Elephants “Check In” at a Lodge in Zambia

Video: Watch as Elephants “Check In” at a Lodge in Zambia

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 31, 2016 23

The saying goes you can’t teach old dog new tricks. But what about elephants? When the builders of a five-star lodge in Zambia constructed their hotel over an ancient elephant path, they assumed the

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Natural Jewels of Costa Rica

Natural Jewels of Costa Rica

Megan Koelemay March 28, 2016 Comments Off on Natural Jewels of Costa Rica

As I settled into my room at the Evergreen Lodge near Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park, I soon discovered that it wasn’t just a room. Tucked away in the lush rain forest of Costa

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New Trip: The Ultimate Iceland Adventure

New Trip: The Ultimate Iceland Adventure

Natural Habitat Adventures March 21, 2016 Comments Off on New Trip: The Ultimate Iceland Adventure

If you’re a nature traveler who hasn’t discovered Iceland yet, be glad you’ve waited…because Natural Habitat Adventures is now offering the most exciting, comprehensive and wildest Iceland adventure you’ll find anywhere! Iceland is in

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Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver March 7, 2016 Comments Off on Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

The persistent nudge was annoying. A very large body was trying to push me off the camping mattress.  Snugly wrapped in my sleeping bag, I drowsily realized that the firm pressure was not from

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