Tangkahan is a remote village in Gunung Leuser National Park (Sumatra) and is famous for its elephant sanctuary. The elephants have in the past been used for logging trees. As the logging destroyed the rainforest and triggered stricter environmental regulations, elephant logging became illegal and locals were forced to look for new ways to make […]
Would you wash elephants if you knew about the physical and psychological torture required to bring them into submission?
Would you buy palm oil products if you knew about palm oil deforestation which has killed +100.000 orangutans?
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With the increasing environmental awareness of travellers, ecotourism has received more attention. Sometimes it is referred to as “sustainable tourism”, “ethical tourism” or “responsible tourism”. But what is ecotourism really? How does it help the environment? Isn’t it best for the nature if there is no tourism at all? Here we discuss its definition, we […]
To curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, many countries have at the time of writing imposed social distancing restrictions, strongly affecting the travel & tourism sectors. While a luxury for travellers, tourism is the primary source of income for many locals in Indonesia. Their incomes have been wiped off by as much as 100%, […]
The global surge in demand for palm oil is the leading cause of deforestation in Sumatra and Borneo, threatening endangered plants and animals including orangutans. We want to enhance consumer awareness about how our daily habits are the root cause of this irreversible rainforest destruction and explain how a small change in our behaviour could […]