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Good News of the Day:Tiger Populations Are Growing!

Good News of the Day:Tiger Populations Are Growing!
The World Wildlife Fund announced Sunday that for the first time in 100 years the numbers of endangered, wild tigers is increasing! "After a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations are on the rise! According to the most recent data, around 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild—up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010. We can attribute this updated minimum number—compiled from national tiger surveys—to rising tiger populations in India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan; improved surveys; and enhanced protection of this iconic species. “This is a pivotal step in the recovery of one of the world’s most endangered and iconic species,” said Ginette Hemley, senior vice president of wildlife conservation at WWF. “Together with governments, local communities, philanthropists, and other NGOs, we’ve begun to reverse the trend in the century-long decline of tigers. But much more work and investment is needed if we are to reach our goal of...
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Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 1: East Africa

Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 1: East Africa
Africa is HUGE! How huge? You could stuff the USA, Mexico, Peru, China, and India inside its borders and still have room for Japan, New Zealand, Nepal, Bangladesh and ALL of Europe with room to spare!! The continent is vast and varied, to say the least. Deciding where to go in Africa is your first decision when planning your safari. Each destination offers an experience that is unique and awe-inspiring; whether you travel to Eastern Africa or Southern Africa the wildlife will astound you. On a Wildland Adventures African safari, your most memorable and meaningful experiences will be among the people you meet, our exceptional guides and the indigenous people. Africa Program Director, Chris Moriarty, has spent years exploring the continent and can help you decide what will be best for you. This blog begins my three part series on where to go on safari in Africa and for this one...
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We had a wonderful trip to Morocco

We had a wonderful trip to Morocco
The Seltzer-Blaue family of four including two teens chose Wildland for their spring break adventure to Morocco. Although they are very well traveled, they had never planned a trip with us before so there was a lot of back and forth designing a trip just right for them...   "We had traveled extensively prior to Morocco. We spoke with the other travel companies we have used and enjoyed. We also spoke with other companies we hadn't used and Wildland was one of them. Speaking with Kurt and his enthusiasm for Morocco and travel in general sold us on traveling with Wildland. We chose this trip because we wanted to experience the exotic, and we did exactly like the tour name Exotic Morocco.   'With the anti Muslim sentiment that exists in the US, it would be great if more Americans could experience the culture and kindness we experienced. I am grateful...
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Hiking the Himalayas: Can You Do It?

Hiking the Himalayas: Can You Do It?
The short answer is yes.  Too often when people think of trekking in Nepal they think of Into Thin Air, of impossibly tall mountains, and of glacier-strewn ice fields. Too rarely do they realize that hiking into the foothills of the world's tallest mountains is doable for just about anyone.  Conde Nast contributor, Jen Murphy, recently wrote a piece outlining what you need to know about trekking in Nepal after she hiked to Pangboche on the Everest Base Camp trail this past October. She starts off with, "Suprise! You don't need to be an extreme athlete to tackle Nepal!" See what else she had to say below: Has the country recovered from the April 2015 earthquakes? In Kathmandu, many buildings and stupas remained in need of repair, and tidy piles of rubble lined the streets, but much of the city was back in action. In Namche Bazaar, a hub for trekkers,...
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Leaving a Footprint of Help to Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal

Leaving a Footprint of Help to Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal
When Seattle-based Wildland alumni traveler, Debbie Daniels, called to ask if we would make a financial contributioin to her "Nepal 2015 Adventure" we said yes! Because Debbie was signing up for one of the most purposeful and meaningful adventures of her life: to help stop human trafficking of Nepalese girls. She was also going to help with the post-earthquake rebuilding campaign.    She was traveling in a small working group with our friend and colleague, Chris MacKay, founder of Crooked Trails, a non-profit travel organization that operates some of the most impactful community-based tourism initiatives we know. When Debbie made the ask, Wildland contributed to this initiative, and we have subsequently committed to further supporting the Maiti Nepal project through our own Nepal treks and adventures.     Here's Debbie's report:    The experience lives on and on inside of me.    I am only now able to write and share...
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