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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Riding Elephants: Fun or Torture?

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*An interview with Tim Beltman from Elephant Freedom Project in Sri Lanka* Can you explain what happens when elephants are trained to act (give rides, paint etc.) in the tourism industry? What most people don’t know is the suffering elephants endure whilst in training. The elephants undergo extensive training at a very young age before […]

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Perhentian Turtle Project, season has started!

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*A story written by Jay Williams, intern at the Perhentian Turtle Project* So after a near 30 hour journey I finally arrived in Perhentian much to my relief. Connaugh and Joel had already arrived earlier that day (when I was supposed to if it wasn’t for my delay). Just threw all my stuff into my […]

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Backyard Tours in Kuching as a way of Responsible Travel

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*An interview with Dawson Lee from Backyard Tour* What is Backyard Tour all about and also your story of how you started it? Backyard Tour is all about providing travellers to Kuching an unforgettable experience they share with the locals in exploring their culture and their beautiful assets of nature, while giving back to the local […]

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A Guide to Batek Camping

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*A story written by Bryan Hatton, volunteer & teacher at Jungle School Merapoh* The Batek are an Orang Asli group that the team here in Merapoh work with. We run a school for their kids, hire them as guides and rangers and on Fridays some of the Batek ladies take us camping. It’s one of […]

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Small movements with great impacts: we CAN protect our Coral Reefs!

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*An interview with Julian Hyde, Reef Check Malaysia* What does Reef Check Malaysia do and how do you help protect the corals in Malaysia? Reef Check Malaysia (RCM) works with a wide range of stakeholders to improve management of coral reefs, contributing to long term sustainability and reef conservation. Our focus is to reduce local […]

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Island Life: The kids and me

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*A story written by Zuri Zain, teaching intern at the Perhentian Community & Conservation Project* My name is Zuri Zain. I was born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I then moved to the UK for school and lived there for just over six years. After I graduated from University a few months ago, I […]

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Vous avez dit « tourisme alternatif » ?

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*Un article écrit par Odile Tezel, conservationniste et stagiaire chez Fuze Ecoteer* Aujourd’hui, nous observons la montée de nouvelles formes de tourisme dites « alternatives ». De plus en plus de personnes se disent prêtes à en adopter les principes dans bons nombres de pays. Cependant, en y regardant de plus prêt, de nombreuses études montrent que […]

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Did you say “alternative tourism”?

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*A story written by Odile Tezel, conservationist and intern for Fuze Ecoteer* Nowadays, “alternative” forms of tourism are definitely on the rise. In many countries, more and more people seem ready to give it a go. However, if we really look into it, many studies also show that people do not know much about it […]

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Going on a Family Eco Holiday to explore Nature and Local Communities

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*An interview with Patricia Lee, mom and conservationist*   You joined one of our eco holidays with your young family. Can you tell us more about that experience and how your children felt about it? We joined a Fuze Ecoteer tailor-made family tour, covering Ipoh, Perhentian and Pahang in April 2015 for the duration of […]

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Malati – one woman’s Quest to help India

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*A story written by Malati Ji, an India lover and passionate about development work* When I was a student I was always searching for something and I felt that university life was superficial. We had so many clubs and activities just to pass the time… Finally I met someone who talked to me about meditation and […]

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