Batwa Win a Case Against Uganda Government Over Gorilla Parks

Batwa Win a Case Against Uganda Government Over Gorilla Parks

The Batwa People, a tribe that was evicted out of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to create the park, have won a case against Uganda Government. The Constitutional Court in Kampala ruled on 20th August 2021 that the Uganda government is responsible for the suffering of the Batwa People who were evicted out of the forest during the creation of Bwindi Impenetrable […]

Are you a Green Traveler?

It is vital to ask hotels and other travel suppliers to do their best when it comes to environmental practices. At the Responsible Travel Guide, we do our best to provide you with all the information possible before your trip to pick the hotel and activities that best suit your eco-minded adventure. You can browse through our weighted green hotel […]

How You Can Help in Protecting the Mountain Gorillas

Countries where mountain gorillas live i.e Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo can come together in partnership with local people and international conservation organizations to put up strong conservation policies and measures that can help to protect and conserve gorillas. This can help in creating solutions to reduce threats and conserve gorillas through strategies including; Protection of gorilla habitats […]

How Coffee Helps Save Endangered Gorillas in Uganda

How Coffee Helps Save Endangered Gorillas in Uganda

For a long time communities in the Bwindi impenetrable Rain Forest were dependent on what the forest gave. Since then, the Gorillas are threatened with extinction, the cultivation of coffee, the Chance of a more sustainable way of life. Already with eight years, he had to go to the forest for Poaching. The now 45-year-old Robert Byarugaba was together with […]

Argentine Venturini cycling around the world to save Virunga National Park

Argentine Venturini cycling around the world to save Virunga National Park

When Lionel Venturini watched a documentary about Virunga National Park rangers on Netflix, the daily problems they faced compelled him to do something. He had also been reading about Virunga Community Programmes and how it’s helping change perceptions in terms of tourism, conservation and community development in the Virunga massif. Born on June 29, 1984 in Rosario, Argentina, a densely […]

Eco Hotel Certifications

What criteria is important to you when choosing to trust an environmental certification? Is it hotel site visit?  Is it yearly check ups?  Is it further transparency of the rating system? The Responsible Travel Guide allows for searching by certification and we just want to get the right ones set for you!

UNWTO Promotes the Role of Media as Advocates of Wildlife Tourism

UNWTO Promotes the Role of Media as Advocates of Wildlife Tourism

Nearly 30 journalists have convened in Kasane, Botswana to debate the role of the media in advocating sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation as its major asset. The event is part of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme that promotes wildlife as key driver of tourism development. International and local journalists from renowned media outlets* have completed a media training workshop in Kasane, Botswana, […]

Hello Kitty Appointed as Special Sustainable Tourism Ambassador

The United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai) plays a leading role to promote it. UNWTO and Sanrio signed an agreement that appoints Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the International Year. Sanrio’s best-known character, Hello Kitty will promote the Year’s campaign […]

Gorilla Tourism – New Hope for Africa’s Gorillas

Gorilla Tourism – New Hope for Africa’s Gorillas

There are four subspecies of gorillas living in east and central Africa rain forests. These include the mountain gorilla, the eastern and western lowland gorillas, and the cross river gorillas. The gorillas share 95% of their DNA with humans hence have become the prime tourist attraction in Africa drawing a significant number of tourists. Mountain gorillas being the largest of […]