Conservation vs. tourism

Sometimes there is some debate if tourism in vulnerable places as the Arctic is a good thing. It can be better not to bring people to places like this. Heritage expeditions showed that it can be useful to do so. They organized a special expedition to search for the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Apart from visiting the best known breeding site for the species, they also visited several places where Spoon-billed was expected, but due to the remoteness, was never found. And they did find them. You can read the story on the Birdlife page. Great news!!

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Author:Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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