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Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town

Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town
Sure, Prince George is adorable but the 6 month old prince of Bhutan is giving him a run for cutest royal toddler. Look at that smile and check out those dimples on Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck! King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King, featured cute photos of his 6-month-old son for the royal family's official calendar for the month of September. "Our September calendar is a treat, featuring these adorable images of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, as photographed by His Majesty The King," the organization wrote alongside a link to download the desktop calendar. "It is a joy to see our little Prince growing up so quickly, and touching to see him already begin to carry out Royal Duties." The proud father, who became the King of Bhutan in 2006 after his father abdicated the throne to allow his son to rule, tied the...
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The Best Part About Working At Wildland

The Best Part About Working At Wildland
Every quarter I get to do the coolest thing. I get to give money to really amazing organizations on behalf of Wildland clients. With almost all of our trips we include a line item that reads “Optional Contribution to Travelers’ Conservation Trust” and then lists a local organization that we believe in. And most of you do make that optional donation, allowing us to forward funds quarterly. Here are just a few of the checks that I’ve written this year:  $750 to the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania which will be used for the Ujamaa Community Resource Trust. They work with orphans and the complex struggle for land between the Maasai cattle and the wildlife that brings so many tourism dollars to Tanzania. $1450 to Conservacion Patagonica who is working to create a trans-frontier National Park in Patagonia. They are purchasing land, restoring it, and showing local communities how they can benefit from...
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Nepal Night a Tremendous Success!

Nepal Night a Tremendous Success!
Thank you to everyone who came out to help support Wildland Adventures’ efforts to put solar panels on five schools in Nepal. Our event was successful beyond our wildest dreams thanks to our generous community, netting over $5,500!  Over 60 people came out in a show of support for the students of Nepal. The event was held at The Himalayan Sherpa House, a local Nepali restaurant here in Seattle. It provided the perfect atmosphere for our event and everyone got to learn how to make momos! The panels will be placed on schools in the Singla and Tapeljung districts and set up this fall. Having light available to the teachers and students will facilitate a higher degree of learning and student engagement. Can you imagine trying to learn in the dark? Neither can we! We offer gratitude on behalf of the hundreds of students who will be able to learn with...
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Bringing Wild Light and Hope to Nepal

Bringing Wild Light and Hope to Nepal
Early last year, a massive 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal killing thousands.  The devastation was widespread, destroying nearly a million homes and more than 10,000 schools.  To support Nepal's ongoing efforts to rebuild, Wildland Adventures has partnered with 3 Summits for Nepal for the Charity Climb for Nepal.  Four of our staff will be climbing to the summit of Mt. Rainier July 28-30th to help raise awareness of this issue and the necessary funds to make a difference. These funds will go directly to purchase solar panels for four village schools that are still without power, bringing light and hope that they have been without for over a year. Please support our Wild cause! Help us reach our goal of $5,000 to bring solar power to four village schools by donating to our cause on our fundraising page. With your help, Wildland Adventures has been supporting environmental and social causes around the globe for the past 30 years. Please consider a donation to our Wild cause! Below you'll find some...
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Traveler's Against Plastic in Action

Traveler's Against Plastic in Action
Wildland is a proud supporter and co-founder of Traveler's Against Plastic (TAP), a non-profit initiative encouraging travelers to bring a reusable water bottle when they travel. Millions of water bottles get discarded all around the world each year, and as travelers we have the responsibility to protect and conserve the amazing destinations we visit. Parker Mason, an intrepid Wildland traveler, just returned from abroad and relayed the following to us: "I really want to commend you guys on your support of the Travelers Against Plastic campaign. I'm only sorry it's not a better photo, because this scene was disturbing and all too common. It shows one of the things I will always remember and it's not very nice. We bought a Steri-Pen. It worked fine. After seeing scenes like this, we were much better about using it and certainly better about watching what happened to plastic water bottles. And I pledge...
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