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How to enjoy the national parks of the UK in style; LLM

There is something quite enticing about heading to a national park and giving yourself the chance to explore, relax, breathe in the fresh air and revel in the serenity afforded to you from the tranquil setting in which you find yourself.

Source: How to enjoy the national parks of the UK in style

Six Dive Locations Reachable Only by Liveaboard; Melissa Smith; Scuba Diving

Scuba diving destinations you can only experience through a liveaboard excursion.

Source: Six Dive Locations Reachable Only by Liveaboard

Australia asks Google to remove images from top of sacred site Uluru; Rob Picheta; CNN

Australia has asked Google to remove pictures on its Maps service taken from the top of Uluru, the sacred Aboriginal monolith that visitors were banned from climbing last year.

Source: Australia asks Google to remove images from top of sacred site Uluru

Bird’s eye view of Gaoligong: Mountain range with intricate landforms; CGTN

Intricate landforms and climates, together with a forest coverage of 85 percent, make Gaoligong Mountains one of the few places on the planet with outstanding biodiversity.

Source: Bird’s eye view of Gaoligong: Mountain range with intricate landforms

Iconic Iron Bridge is brought to life with light; Lux Review

THE ICONIC Iron Bridge in Shropshire, England, has been lit up as part of a £3.6 million conservation project. The structure is the first bridge in the world to be made of iron and as the forebear of modern metal framed buildings, is the worldwide symbol of the industrial revolution.

Source: Iconic Iron Bridge is brought to life with light – Lux Review

Discover the Best Things to do in Portovenere, Italy; Simon Falvo; Wild About Travel

The charming town of Portovenere, Italy, is often overshadowed by the Cinque Terre. But there are many things to do in beautiful Portovenere.

Source: Discover the Best Things to do in Portovenere, Italy

Elephants go hungry as climate crisis causes Africa’s largest rainforest to ‘wither and die’; Arjun Neil Alim; Independent

Rising temperatures and depleted rainfall causes ‘massive collapse’ in vital food source for animals in Gabon…

Source: Elephants go hungry as climate crisis causes Africa’s largest rainforest to ‘wither and die’

World’s Best Islands: Why Pico in The Azores Belongs On Your Travel Wish List; Ann Abel; Forbes

Mountains, wine, beauty, tuna and more: Here’s why this island in Portugal’s Azores archipelago is worth a visit.

Source: World’s Best Islands: Why Pico in The Azores Belongs On Your Travel Wish List

7 Formidable Facts About the Tower of London; Apeksha Bhateja; Mental Floss

The Tower of London inspires many reactions: awe, horror, and intrigue. Here are seven facts you may not know about the iconic British fortress.

Source: 7 Formidable Facts About the Tower of London

Under threat! The natural wonder of the Pantanal; Stars Insider

The Pantanal, the world’s largest freshwater wetland, is burning! Over the last few months vast swathes of this beautiful but fragile ecosystem has been destroyed by devastating forest fires, mostly caused by human activities. Extreme drought throughout 2020 has blighted the region. Rainfall is 50% less than it was the previous year which has left some lakes, rivers, and swamps completely dry. Compounding these effects of climate change is deforestation of the nearby Amazon. Together with the mostly illegal burning of land by farmers for cattle and soy, ideal conditions for the spread of these fires have been created—and now they are burning out of control!

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Dreamy Bath city breaks are currently going for £99 including afternoon tea; Julie Delahaye; Mirror

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Documenting and preserving African heritage sites; Anna Kent & Heinz Ruther; UCT News

Through its repository of spatial data of African cultural heritage sites, the Zamani Project is contributing to UCT’s roots as an African university.

Source: Documenting and preserving African heritage sites

Flip-flops, fishing gear pile up at Aldabra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Malavika Vyawahare; Monga Bay

The Aldabra coral atoll is a place of mythical beauty, uninhabited and so lost to the world that chartered flights and boats are the only way to get there. But humans have still found a way to leave their mark. Flip-flops from all over the planet are piling up on the atoll. During a five-week cleanup campaign in 2019, volunteers removed 60,000 plastic slippers.

Source: Flip-flops, fishing gear pile up at Aldabra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the potential of Modern Heritage of Africa; Unesco

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How Many of France’s Natural Wonders Have You Been To?; James March; Fodor’s Travel

Despite receiving more tourists than any other country on earth, how many of these natural wonders in France are you aware of?

Source: How Many of France’s Natural Wonders Have You Been To?

Homes with access to the stunning Blenheim Palace estate go on sale; Faith Ridler; Daily Mail

The Park View development, nestled in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, features a series of one and two bedroom apartments alongside two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

Source: Homes with access to the stunning Blenheim Palace estate go on sale

Corsica: Scandola and Girolata Boat Cruise from Porto; Get Your Guide

Climb aboard a silent hybrid boat and explore the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve on a 3-hour boat tour from Porto. Stop for 30 minutes in the secluded coastal village of Girolata and more.

Source: Corsica: Scandola and Girolata Boat Cruise from Porto

This national park is posting rubbish back to littering campers; Ellie Walker-Arnott; Time Out

Better check your mail.

Source: This national park is posting rubbish back to littering campers

UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae being reconstructed in 3D model; Tehran Times

Documenting and creating three-dimensional models of a number of architectural works located in an area of 190 square kilometers inside the UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae in Fars province, southern Iran, is currently underway.

Source: UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae being reconstructed in 3D model

12 Best Places to Visit in July; Joni Sweet; PlanetWare

Source: 12 Best Places to Visit in July | PlanetWare

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