THE DESTINATIONS ON OUR RADAR WERE CHOSEN TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF CERTAIN CONSERVATION TRENDS THAT ARE NOW SHAPING THE WORLD.
A growing interest in nature-based, sustainable tourism and in adventure travel is motivating the protection of more public lands, while individuals and organizations are taking conservation into their hands and investing in private initiatives, parks and reserves. Around the world governments are expanding marine protections, motivated by economic drivers and by climate change, and in partnership with international NGOs. And since photography became more accessible, a growing number of people are traveling specifically to see species and landscapes they can capture in photos. Visiting all the beautiful places mentioned below and meeting all the inspiring people we've gotten to interview has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in both our lives. Traveling for conservation can be one of the best ways to connect with the natural world while contributing to its betterment and gaining an awareness that can be transformative in the everyday life.