Why we are banning tourists from climbing Uluru

climbing Uluru will be banned from 2019

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board of management has announced that tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru from 2019. Uluru, formerly known in English as Ayer’s Rock, is an iconic sandstone rock formation that rises dramatically from the flat plains of Australia’s red centre. Kata Tjuta (“many heads”), 25 km to the west as […]

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Galapagos tourism threatens native wildlife

Galapagos tourism threatens wildlife. Image by By Agencia de Noticias ANDES (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Advertise Here While the Galapagos tourism industry relies on natural and historical and natural history attractions, it is also one of the threats to that same heritage … By Veronica Toral-Granda, PhD candidate, and Stephen Garnett, Professor of Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, writing for The Conversation. Native species are particularly vulnerable on […]

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Islands of darkness: Ireland’s ‘Alcatraz’ and the growth of dark tourism

Spike Island is part of the growth of dark tourism

By Gillian O’Brien, Reader in Modern Irish History, Liverpool John Moores University, writing for The Conversation. Spike Island—the former fortress and prison off the coast of County Cork in Ireland—has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards. The island beat off competition from Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower and Rome’s Colosseum […]

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