It’s endangered species week here at cruise.co.uk. It is running from 17th to 24th May and it is something we are really proud to be supporting.
Travel and tourism gets it’s fair share of criticism for the effects it has on our planet so here at cruise.co.uk we want to try and help in helping endangered species. So we will be donating £50.00 to WWF for every booking we make on the following tours:-
Borneo Jungle & Malaysian Islands, 22nd February 2020 – In Borneo the orangutan population is in serious decline due to the depletion of the rain forests, there are just approx 104,700 left. The WWF plays a big part in monitoring the population and works on ecotourism.
In India we have 2 tours – Tales Of The Taj & Raj on 01/11/2020 and a 6* luxe India with Tigers on 05/03/2020 – Did you know that India has 70% of the worlds tiger population? The WWF has worked wonders since 1980 to help increase the numbers of wild tigers, but there is still so much to do.
Costa Rica with Panama Canal on 01/03/2020 – Costa Rica is recognised for it’s sustainable practices, the national parks provide essential nesting sites for different species of turtles, many of which are very endangered.
Ultimate South Africa on 03/04/2021 – so many rhino have been killed by poachers that they were close to extinction, but again due to the fantastic work the WWF do the numbers are increasing.
So not only do the WWF benefit if you book one of these tours but it will also provide funds through tourism to local communities who will in turn focus on conservation/preservation rather than exploitation of natural resources/poaching etc.
I also wrote a few weeks ago about The Galapagos Islands and their unique eco systems. Celebrity Cruises have very recently taken delivery of their brand new all suite ship, Celebrity Flora. She has been specially designed for this area and the owners boast that she is the most energy efficient ship ever designed.
If you would like more information on any of these sailings or visiting the Galapagos please let me know.