Peter Hitchcock: World Heritage trailblazer and environmental peacekeeper dies aged 75; Marian Faa; ABC

An Australian environmentalist responsible for protecting millions of hectares of rainforest around the world is being remembered as a man with “wood in his blood”, according to his family.

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14 of the world’s greatest national parks; Wanderlust

National parks house and protect many of the world’s natural wonders, from the peaks of Torres del Paine to the dragons of Komodo. We’ve put together featuring some of the best.

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10 Of The Most Spiritual Places On Earth; Christy Woodrow; Ordinary Traveler

These top ten spiritual destinations around the world will help you find a deeper connection to the earth, other people, and to yourself!

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Why Australia’s most exclusive island is so remarkable; Anthony Dennis; Traveller

Lord Howe’s splendid isolation is, at the very least, a digital detox.

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Swimming with the world’s biggest fish; Catherine Marshall; Traveller

It emerges from its indigo underworld as though from a dream, a colossus accompanied by the tiniest of golden trevallies.

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Great Barrier Reef 3D: New IMAX Film Dives Deep Into Riches, Threats Of An Astounding Natural Wonder; Chattanoogan

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Clipper 2019-20 Race: Wondrous Whitsundays completes Leg 4; Sail World

In the first of many exciting announcements planned for the week leading up to Crew Allocation on Saturday, we can now reveal that the Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg 4 is complete, with the beautiful Whitsundays added to the Clipper 2019-20 Race route.

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Doomsday tourism and climate change: visiting natural wonders before they disappear; Ruby Russell; Deutsche Welle

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Wildlife in World Heritage Site declines after heatwave reduces seagrass; Florida Weekly

Diverse marine animals from dugongs to sea snakes became rarer in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay, Western Australia, after a heat wave devastated the dominant seagrass species, reports a newly published study demonstrating how certain vital ecosystems may change in a warming climate. The peer-reviewed study, recently published in “Ecological Monographs,” was led by Dr. Rob Nowicki, a Mote Marine Laboratory postdoctoral research fellow who conducted the fieldwork while earning his doctorate from Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Michael Heithaus, dean of FIU’s…

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Turning air to gold: Private developers snatch up Sydney’s ‘air rights’; Kevin Nguyen; ABC

As development and density reaches capacity in Sydney, purchasing the empty skies above heritage sites remains one of the few avenues for developers to expand their properties.

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