Category: Travel

A veterinary from Four Paws offers comfort to an elephant named 'Kaavan' during his examination at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image by AP)

‘My way’: Islamabad elephant serenaded during check-up

A singing vet who has worked in war zones to rescue animals is now in Pakistan to determine whether Kaavan is healthy enough to travel. The trick to calming an unhappy elephant? Sing him Frank Sinatra songs, according to one of the vets tasked with assessing whether Kaavan can be moved from poor conditions in a zoo in Pakistan’s capital […]

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Kenya Safari Holidays 2020

Coronavirus is crushing safari tourism and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife

A major migration has disappeared from the savanna: the horde of tourists driving a billion-dollar tourism industry that employs millions and is essential to wildlife conservation in many African countries. One has traversed it for millennia: Millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles follow billowing rain clouds in search of new grazing grounds. The other horde descends upon the first in […]

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Image by Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some research programmes, the pause offers opportunities to develop greater, more equitable collaboration […]

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Erupting Geyser in the Yellowstone National Park.(Photo By Istock:Riishede)

Virtual Tour of the Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park open its Montana entrances on Monday, June 1 at 10 a.m. The Montana entrances include West Entrance (near West Yellowstone), North Entrance (near Gardiner), and Northeast Entrance (near Cooke City). The opening of Montana’s entrances coincides with the Governor’s lifting of out-of-state travel restrictions and will provide visitor access to all five entrances of Yellowstone National Park […]

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WILDwatch Live | 06 July, 2020 | Afternoon Safari | South Africa

WILDwatch Live | 06 July, 2020 | Afternoon Safari | South Africa

WILDwatch Live || Join our expert andBeyond guides as they bring the wilderness LIVE to your living room, from andBeyond’s Ngala Private Game Reserve and Phinda Private Game Reserve in concert with WildEarth and partners. See what lies beyond… Where is WILDwatch Live being broadcast? ◾ Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa. ◾ Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa ◾ […]

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Baku, Azerbaijan (Image,Pinterest)

Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan or the Republic of Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. Azerbaijan is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is one of six independent Turkic […]

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Salzburg Austria: The fortress (background), Salzburg Cathedral (middle), the Salzach (foreground) (Image, WikiCommons)

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is the capital city of the State of Salzburg and located on the site of the former Roman settlement of Iuvavum. Salzburg is no doubt one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in Austria, founded as an episcopal see in 696 and became a seat of the archbishop in 798. Its main sources of income back then were […]

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Osirian Civilization (Images, MEE:Maghie Ghali)

Osirian Civilization (Modern day Mediterranean)

The Osirian civilization of the Mediterranean predates dynastic Egypt. Ufologists considered this civilization to be highly advanced with ultraterrestrials who made use of air ships similar to the Vimana. History shows the Osirian civilization built huge earthquake-proof megalithic structures and had electricity and other conveniences common during the time of Atlantis. Only high technology of the Osirians could create the […]

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North Cascades National Park, Mt. Shuksan and Picture Lake in the fall, with carpet of brilliant red blueberry bushes

North Cascades National Park, Washington

North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area remain closed since April 3, 2020 to all park visitors in response to Coronavirus pandemic and guidance from the Washington State Health Department. State Route 20-North Cascades Highway, which runs through the park, remain open to just west of the town of Newhalem. The closure […]

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The Venetian fortress of Koules/Castello a Mare (1523–1540) guards the inner harbor of Heraklion.

Heraklion, Greece

Greece abounds in blockbuster sights, and Heraklion, the sprawling capital of its largest island, Crete, is gateway to two of them: the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, with its unparalleled collection of ancient Minoan art; and the nearby Palace of Knossos, one of the world’s great archaeological attractions. Most of Heraklion’s iconic landmarks- such as the Koules fortress, Lions Fountain, Venetian Loggia, […]

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