The growing human presence in Galapagos has put wildlife at risk. While UNESCO removed Galapagos from their list of endangered heritage sites in 2010, disease, hunting, pollution, and invasive species continue to impact the islands. The permanent human population in Galapagos has doubled to 30,000 in the past decade. And the number of tourists is … Continue reading Sustainable travel in Galapagos
We’re in Colombia, looking at some ancient statues, and somebody says, “there’s a village nearby here, the baby spectacled bears come down from the mountains for bananas, it’s only an hour away by motorbike, or 3 hours by horse”. Chris and I exchange glances, here we go again… Flashback 6 months. I am researching where … Continue reading Going on a bear hunt
We asked WildSide users to let us know the animals they most wanted to see in South America. Based on the responses, we put together a list of the top six species: Andean condor, Puma, Green anaconda, Killer whale, Sea lion, Jaguar. This post sets out the best places to see each of these incredible … Continue reading Wildlife watching in South America: in search of the big six!
Overview The idea for WildSide came about when we (Chris and Elizabeth) took a year out to travel through South America and get some first hand experience of seeing animals in the wild. During our time out we struggled to find reliable, unbiased information about the best places to see wildlife and the best times to visit. So … Continue reading How does WildSide work?