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Ecotourism in Wetlands - "The Kidneys of the Ecosystem"

Every year on the 2nd of February the world celebrates World Wetlands Day. According to the Ramsar Convention, wetlands are defined as "areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six meters".

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Jordan: Using Eco-Tourism for Sustainable Development

Think of travel in the Middle East, and it's likely that eco-tourism isn't the first thought that comes to mind. Often associated with desert sands, rich history, deep religious symbolism, and political unrest, the Middle East has certainly projected an image to travelers, and eco-tourism is barely a pixel. However, up close, that pixel packs a pretty powerfully green punch, emanating from Jordan.

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Long in the tooth: The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park SA

By Ed, 03/05/2010 - 04:11

Yesterday's slow pace is just a memory - a 4 hour drive from Durban is St Lucia estuary. We arrive at Amazulu lodge, put our bags into the room then sprint down the jetty for a boat trip. Davide is almost left behind when he rushes back to fetch the camera tripod.

The boat trip is well worth the journey. We soon see hippo nostrils peeking out from the river. Then shortly afterwards we cruise past an unnervingly fast crocodile - apparently the crocodile is not really pushing it, either.

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