Biggest tropical wetlands ravaged by fires in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands have ripped through the biodiverse region, consuming an area the size of London in just the past 10 days, burning some animals alive and sendi...

India's moves in Kashmir raise tension in part next to China

LEH, India (AP) — Nearly two months after the Indian government changed the status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, new tensions are brewing in Ladakh, a remote and picturesque part of tha...

Harry and Meghan make 1st official tour as family in Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, along with their infant son, Archie, are making their first official tour as a family, starting Monday in a troubled South Africa whose president...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their...

Asian Ecotourism Network inks Alishan Declaration in central Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — Having stayed in central Taiwan for five days, the delegation from the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) wrapped up their three-day journey to Alishan mountain and the indige...

Asian Ecotourism Network to seek collaboration with Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — After moving the annual conference and board meeting of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) from its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, to Chiayi County in central Taiwan, ...

Asian ecotourism delegation explores Tsou villages in central Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) embarked on a three-day tour Monday to Alishan mountain where they visited three villages to explore the traditions an...

Asian Ecotourism Network holds annual conference in Alishan, Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — Experts and industry representatives traveling from 17 countries and areas across the Asia Pacific discussed ecotourism and sustainable development of nature and indigenou...

Asia-Pacific ecotourism delegation to convene in Alishan of central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts and industry representatives from 17 countries and areas are gathering Saturday at Alishan National Scenic Area of Chiayi County to discuss the promotion of ecotou...

Open letter urges Iran to treat jailed conservationists fairly

A top-level protest issued to Iranian authorities by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been backed a list of signatories said to include chimpanzee behavioral icon Jane Goo...

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On W...

‘Mountain and Forest Activities’ video wins silver award from renown Travel Weekly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A promotional video named “Mountain and Forest Activities” produced by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau was honored with the “Asia Overall Destinations – ...

Mexico's Holbox ecotourism resort bans Styrofoam, PET

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has banned disposable containers at the Holbox resort, located at the tip of the Yucatan peninsula. Holbox is best known for its shallow sea...

‘Bong Bong’ tourist train on Mt. Taiping in NE Taiwan to resume service after 6 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The once very popular Bong Bong tourist train on Mt. Taiping in northeast Taiwan will resume service on the morning of Sept. 19 (Wednesday), and half price train tickets will be ...

New travel route aims to spotlight vitality of Taiwan's Hakka culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- In northern and central Taiwan, a 150-kilometer section of Provincial Highway No. 3—also known as the Inner-Mountain Highway—is being transformed into the Hakka Ro...