We look at 10 of the World’s most endangered species and how your next holiday can help their survival. Sadly the world is full of endangered species but, these days, people are willing to pay good money to see animals in their natural habitats and anyone who’s seen a breaching humpback whale or elephant on […]
We work hard to inspire people to take make choices which aid and protect the natural world. Volunteer project are a really special way for people to do this and we believe they should be available to everyone so we love it when we can offer affordable projects. All of these come in at under […]
Who of us has not dreamed of taking a break from work, travelling, and changing the World? For many it will always remain just this: a dream. The cost, the thought of organising such a trip, and the simple fear of the unknown, will forever deter them. But even for inexperienced travelers, the trip need […]
This week in Eco Companion’s Nature in Focus, we shift the spotlight to the Dolphin – you’ll dolphinitely want to stick around! All puns aside, the dolphin is a worldwide favorite as well as a favorite here at Eco Companion. Belonging to the infraorder Cetacea, dolphins include Delphinidae (the oceanic Dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian River […]
When you think ‘Canary Islands’, you probably think: all-inclusive, sun, sea, sand, tourists, tourists and more tourists. But there’s more to this Spanish archipelago than meets the eye… Tenerife, the largest and most biodiverse of the seven Canaries, is one of the top three whale and dolphin watching hotspots in the world. That’s right – […]
Don’t. Just don’t. Last week animal lovers around the world cried out in anger upon hearing that tourists killed a baby dolphin on an Argentinian beach for the sake of a few photos. But, while it might be the most recent dolphin horror story, it certainly isn’t the first. Dolphin tourism has become a mass […]
Can you help save marine life? According to a recent report launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Despite increased awareness, just 5% of plastics are currently recycled. A third of used plastics end up in fragile ecosystems such as the ocean, directly harming […]
Why are the whales dying? Last week the UK saw five sperm whales beach and die on its shores. This brings the overall death toll of whales in Europe to 17 in January alone (theguardian.com). While marine associations continue to investigate the cause of death of these mystical creatures, many people are asking what they […]
Who of us has not dreamed of taking a break from work, travelling, and changing the World? For many it will always remain just this: a dream. The cost, the thought of organising such a trip, and the simple fear of the unknown, will forever deter them. But even for inexperienced travelers, the trip need […]
Who of us has not dreamed of taking a break from work, travelling, and changing the World? For many it will always remain just this: a dream. The cost, the thought of organising such a trip, and the simple fear of the unknown, will forever deter them. But even for inexperienced travelers, the trip need […]