Hiking guides as a bridge leading to increased tourism sustainability in protected areas

Landscape view of old-growth forests in the Foreste Casentinesi National Park. Credit: Gianluca Piovesan A multidisciplinary survey focusing on the role ecotourism has in sustainable development, led by the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy) and published in Ecology and Society, reveals the great potential that hiking guides have in conveying principles of sustainability to tourists. […]

A rope bridge restored a highway through the trees for endangered gibbons

With acrobatic leaps, Hainan gibbons can cross a great gully carved by a 2014 landslide in the forest on China’s Hainan Island. But when a palm frond caught by the vaulting apes to steady their landing started to sag, researchers rushed to provide a safer route across. Though slow to adopt it, the gibbons increasingly […]