Top 10 Things to Do in Coron, Palawan

Top 10 Things to Do in Coron, Palawan originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Coron, Palawan can be seriously confusing at first. The municipality encompasses a town (located on Busuanga Island), an island (nearby Coron Island), and over 50 minor islets in the Philippines‘ Calamian archipelago. Say Coron’s name to Filipinos while you’re in the capital city of Manila and you’ll see their eyes light up like kids on Christmas morning. That’s because Coron is arguably the most picturesque part of Palawan, which

The Annapurna Circuit Trek: Why It May Be Now Or Never

The Annapurna Circuit Trek: Why It May Be Now Or Never originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The Himalayas are arguably the world’s most iconic mountains. They gave birth to the highest point on the planet, Mount Everest, 70 million years ago. However, Everest’s famous (not to mention dangerous) mountain climbing trek isn’t your only option. The Annapurna massif contains

Solar Revolution Turns These Women Into Powerful Entrepreneurs

By Paul Brown A solar revolution is transforming the lives of women in the remotest parts of Asia. They no longer have to wait decades to be connected to a power grid but are able today to exploit the huge potential of the abundant sunshine. In societies where women normally play a subservient role and spend much of their time on menial chores, solar businesses are creating a new breed of female entrepreneur who are bringing electricity to their villages. In the last two years, two schemes designed to encourage women to bring the solar revolution to parts of rural India and Nepal have won international Ashden Awards , which bring the

10 Steps To Bhutan Happiness: A Nature Lover’s Travel Guide

10 Steps To Bhutan Happiness: A Nature Lover’s Travel Guide originally appeared on Green Global Travel. One of the world’s smallest countries (14,824 sq miles), Bhutan is in the eastern Himalayas, bordered by China to the north and India to the South. In Bhutan happiness is considered more important than wealth. The country’s 2008 constitution says that “the State shall strive to promote those conditions that will enable the pursuit of Gross National Happiness.â€� Coined in the early ’70s by Bhutan’s King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, this concept of “gross national happiness” prizes a country’s collective happiness as a primary goal of government. It’s built on four pillars: economic self reliance, environmental

Japan Photos: 15 Pictures from a Dream Come True

Japan Photos: 15 Pictures from a Dream Come True originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Traveling to Japan was a dream come true for me. It’s the first place I ever remember wanting to go when I was little. My grandfather had a maneki neko– those little ceramic cats that swing their paw back and forth. He told me stories about when he bought it in a dusty Tokyo shop in the 1950s, and showed me Japan photos from

How to Experience Traditional Mongolian Culture

How to Experience Traditional Mongolian Culture originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Part of what makes Mongolian Culture so fascinating is the fact that opportunities to explore it are not handed to you on a silver platter. If you want to have an authentic travel experience in Mongolia (where an estimated 25-40% of the population is nomadic), you simply have to chase it down for yourself. The nation’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, where most visitors arrive, is chaotic and grey, full of construction smog and traffic. Of course there are some gems to be discovered within the city, such as the Naran Tuul Market and the highly regarded Hazara Indian Restaurant. But if you want to get a

Best of 2016: Before-and-after photos reveal forest’s quick recovery

Photographer Jessica Scranton documents the changes in the landscape — and people’s lives — in Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park.

Saving Asian Animals: The Best Wildlife Conservation Programs

Saving Asian Animals: The Best Wildlife Conservation Programs originally appeared on Green Global Travel.Saving Asian AnimalsThe Best Wildlife Conservation Programs Before I begin, I have a confession to make: My name is Anna, and I have a soft spot for animals. Asian animals have become a particular favorite. In the last three years, I have traveled across

Charting a sustainable path in a land of peat, oil palm and pollution

Indonesia is the world’s top palm oil producer — yet too often, yields come at the expense of nature’s health.

Conserving Sri Lanka Wildlife Using Poachers As Protectors

Conserving Sri Lanka Wildlife Using Poachers As Protectors originally appeared on Green Global Travel.Elephant photo via Gal Oya LodgeConserving Sri Lanka WildlifeUsing Poachers As Protectors Sri Lanka is an abundant paradise filled with huge national parks, wildlife reserves and other areas of outstanding natural beauty. So it’s hardly surprising that ecotourism has become big business in the country, making the conservation of Sri Lanka wildlife an increasingly important topic. A large portion of the tourism industry in Sri Lanka is dependent on showcasing the landscapes and wildlife that are unique to the country. But the ecotourism and

Trust fund to help protect some of Philippines’ last primary forests

A new trust fund aims to finance the management of the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape.

Before and after: In four short years, new forest takes root

On the edge of an Indonesian national park, a photographer documents farmland being reclaimed by the trees.

Explore Asia Organic Black Bean Spaghetti, 7.05-Ounce Pouch

Delicious, Gluten Free and Organic Explore Asia Black Bean Spaghetti. Made with Black Beans and Water. This pasta can be substituted for any traditional pasta. Naturally High in Protein, Fiber & Iron. Sodium Free and Certified Gluten Free and Kosher. $ 3.99

5 things you didn’t know about wildlife trafficking

As the future of our planet’s most iconic species is called into question, policymakers are struggling to turn the tide before it’s too late.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tibetan Culture In Ladakh

PHOTO GALLERY: Tibetan Culture In Ladakh originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Manali-Leh tea ladyTibetan Culture In Ladakh Ladakh lies in far north India, in the heart of the Himalaya. The name of the region means ‘land of high passes’, as it’s completely locked by mountains on all sides, and so it can only be reached by air, or via a grueling trip across passes over 5000 meters over sea level. Ladakh occupies the western half of the Tibetan plateau; its history, language and

Dispatch from Atauro: On Arid Island, Life Hinges on Forest

Search for species continues in a place where life subsists precariously on a trickle of water.

Why Palm Oil Isn’t the Enemy

It’s where and how it’s grown that we need to change.

ECO NEWS: Palm Oil Threatens Palawan Philippines (& the Planet)

ECO NEWS: Palm Oil Threatens Palawan Philippines (& the Planet) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Palm Fruit, photo by Eoghan Rice via Creative CommonsPalm Oil Threatens Palawan Philippines(and the Planet) For anyone worried about what GMOs are doing to our agricultural system and how Monsanto is patenting plants across the planet, there’s another dangerous devil on the horizon. Plantation