Get your ‘Bear’ings & Keep your Distance

Get your 'Bear'ings & Keep your Distance In the wild, remain vigilant in all circumstances and certainly so when you roam in bear country! Having traveled quite a few remote and wild places I am becoming relatively good at it ...
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Curbing our Addiction to Plastics

Plastic is everywhere. Take a look around and you’ll be surprised! But do we need that much? No. Not really… There are solutions to reduce your plastic dependency, in turn reducing waste, saving our wildlife, and reducing your carbon footprint ...
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Should I Worry About Shark Attacks?

I am going snorkeling and diving. Should I worry about sharks? Worried? It depends. But in all cases, you should be prepared and know your sharks. How Likely Are Shark Attacks? Source: Shark Attack FAQ (Florida Museum). Of all the ...
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When a Bird Asks You to Back Off

Is getting "too close for comfort" a thing for birds? Yes totally! And if you look and listen, they even tell you when. It was such a bright and luminous day and the perfect day to go a nearby beach, ...
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Wearing a Face Mask when Visiting Great Apes

I am going to visit great apes in the wild (chimpanzees, orangutans or gorillas). Should I wear a face mask? Yes, you should. IUCN's experts recommend as a best practice that all visitors, including staff, tourists and researchers, who approach ...
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Not ALL Zoos Are Bad… But How Do You Know?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about captivity of animals and whether it is a good or a bad thing. With the instant reach of social media, people can be quick to jump on ...
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Volunteering with Captive Wild Animals?

Is volunteering in a wildlife rescue center or sanctuary a bad idea? Not at all! It all depends on the species you will work with and on the legitimacy of the organization itself. But first, it requires the volunteer to ...
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Volunteering with or for Big Wild Cats?

Often volunteers look for and ask us about missions where they can interact with wild cats. And more than often we hear that the motivation for joining projects allowing these types of interactions is a way for them of affirming ...
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