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Podcast Episode 4 with Leila Salazar-López

Jeff is joined by Leila Salazar-López, the Executive Director of Amazon Watch. Leila has been fighting for the world’s rainforests, human rights, and social justice for more than 20 years; she took the helm of Amazon Watch in 2015. We also speak with SEE Turtles director Brad Nahill, discuss Conservation Refugees, and quiz you about […]

Podcast Episode 3 with Faith Adiele

Jeff is joined by Faith Adiele, founder of the nation’s first workshop for travel writers of color. Her work includes Meeting Faith, her memoir about becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun; the PBS documentary My Journey Home; and Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology. We also have stories on Baikal Watch and Ethical Travel to Israel. Have a […]

Podcast Episode 2 with David Shlim

In our second episode, we interview travel medicine expert and author Dr. David Shlim (Medicine and Compassion) about his many forays into the Himalaya, his work with Tibetan monks, and the relationship between Buddhism and care giving. [David is pictured at right with Tibetan lama Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.] We also have stories on Serengeti Watch, […]

Podcast Episode 1 with Jenny Williams

In our first episode, we interview author Jenny Williams about The Atlas of Forgotten Places, her captivating first novel set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo. We also have stories on Shark Stewards and The Ethics of Camel Riding. Have a listen!

Position Papers – Elephant Rides and Trekking / Swimming With Dolphins

Ethical Traveler proudly presents our first two position papers, written by our Animal Welfare researchers. If you’re thinking about swimming with dolphins or trekking with elephants during your travels, please read these reports first! And stay tuned for our future position papers on Voluntourism, Carbon Offsets and other important subjects. Elephant Rides and Trekking: Big […]

The Burma Travel Boycott and the Founding of Ethical Traveler

It’s one of those common fantasy questions. If you could spend half an hour with any person on the planet, who would that person be? At any time during the past two decades, I would have answered without hesitation – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese democracy leader and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. […]

What You Can Do to Help Burma – Burma Special

Dear Ethical Travelers: This month, we feel we must turn the news over to developments in Burma. Ethical Traveler first began a campaign to bring attention to the plight of the Burmese people with our Candles for Burma action, more than two years ago– Last year, we reported on the continued detention of Aung […]

The 88 Generation Statement to China Regarding Burma

This was originally posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 Ultimatum to China (due Oct 2, 9:00am) Ultimatum to the Government of People’s Republic of China We are the 8888 student activists overseas who have been relentlessly seeking for the freedom of Burma from the military rule in Burma, side by side with the 8888 […]

What You Can Do to Help Burma

A lot of us are reading the news coming out of Burma and wondering what we can do to help. Here are some ideas: 1. Attend a Protest Rally Here in San Francisco, we’ve been targeting the Chinese Consulate. Read why here: The next protest action is planned for Friday Oct 5. Your best […]