Virunga National Park distributes picture of yet another newborn mountain gorilla and invites to visit the LT&C-Example

Photo: Virunga Nationa Park

“In Virunga National Park, the good news just keeps coming. In late February, rangers discovered the 8th newborn mountain gorilla in less than two months”, reports LT&C-Partner Virunga National Park. If you want to read more and see more pictures, see their latest blog. And, if you – once in your life – want to meet a mountain gorilla family in the wild yourself, LT&C can give you some recommendations: Continue reading “Virunga National Park distributes picture of yet another newborn mountain gorilla and invites to visit the LT&C-Example”

Yellow Sea: China will halt land reclamation along its coast

A great step towards the protection of the internationally important Yellow Sea tidal flats has been made earlier this year: the Chinese government announced that it will halt all ‘business-related’ land reclamation along its coast. This is an extremely valuable achievement, where among other bird watching travellers and also representatives of the LT&C-Example Wadden Sea (see also initiatives for trilateral World Heritage) are involved in. Every year millions of shorebirds migrate from the southern hemisphere, many from as far as Australia and New Zealand, to the Arctic to breed and back again. Nearly all are dependent on the food-rich intertidal mudflats of the Yellow Sea Ecoregion (the east coast of China and the west coasts of North and South Korea) as stopover sites. For those interested in this region, we herewith reproduce an article of Birders Beijing and recommend to subscribe to the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Newsletter. Continue reading “Yellow Sea: China will halt land reclamation along its coast”

Rwanda LT&C-Member and -Example awarded as “Best of Africa” among the World’s Top 10 Sustainable Destinations

The World’s Top 10 Sustainable Destinations have been unveiled in the Awards Hall of ITB Berlin, at the end of its Opening day, March 7. From 100 top-sustainable destinations, 32 finalists had first been selected by a Jury representing 12 international organizations. Among them, the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, represented by LT&C-member Greg Bakunzi (see his recent interview), has been awarded as the “Best of Africa”.

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