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Counting the elephants in Thailand

Counting the elephants in Thailand

  Urbane Nomads offers elephant safaris to Thailand, which can be organized around the dates for the annual elephant polo tournament in Chiang Rai, or simply a retreat at the Four Seasons’ tented camp. Encounters with Asian elephants do not end there as we are able to organize trips involving sessions in elephant orphanages in […]

Angkor Wat sinking?

Angkor Wat sinking?

Due to the exponential increase in numbers of visitors to Angkor Wat, there have been concerns that the temples in the complex are sinking. What can you do as a traveller? Other than observing the signs of not touching and not sitting down on the monuments, do consider spending more time in alternative sites like […]

Christi Turner

Christi Turner

Christi Turner Christi spent five years in Madagascar working in the field of sustainable community development at both the grass-roots and programmatic levels. Living in a rural village and working in partnership with the community as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Christi helped to enhance local education, improve community health, develop a network of community conservation projects and […]

Andavadoaka

Andavadoaka

Andavadoaka “Greetings from the southwest of Madagascar – There is a spring tide today, meaning that the high tides are at their highest and the low tides at their lowest. My window overlooks the reef flats on the south side of the Andavadoaka peninsula, where women from the village come to fish for octopus at […]

Adel Hillawi

Adel Hillawi

Adel Hillawi Adel Hillawi is the Managing Director of Nature Iraq. A renowned artist, Hillawi’s abstract paintings depicting the love, life, and the pain of his brother’s loss at the hands of the Saddam regime have been exhibited in North America. Moving back to Iraq in 2003, he assumed the job of Advisor of Reconstruction […]

Thesiger's Marsh Arabs

Thesiger’s Marsh Arabs

The Marsh Arabs- Mesopotamian Marshlands Photo Credit to: Mudhafar Salim/Nature Iraq 2005 Ma’adan Marsh Arabs rely upon the Mesopotamian Marshlands of Southern Iraq for reed, fish and water buffalo in much the same way as their ancestors, the ancient Sumerians. Adel Hillawi, Managing Director Nature Iraq

Remoteness

Remoteness

Remoteness Remote Places Photo on right courtesy of Michael Polizza.