April 22nd 2017 is Earth Day, where communities around the world come together to spread awareness of climate change, wildlife conservation and education, among many other projects. For Earth Day 2017, we asked Your Local Partners about shorex that supports the principles of Earth Day, including ideas from Vietnam, Spain, India, Australia, Ireland, Mauritius and The Philippines…..


Animal Rehabilitation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Join the fight against illegal animal trade with Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station, which since 2007 has recovered, rehabilitated & returned over 5000 animals to the wild, including many endangered species. Raising public awareness of wildlife protection is key and guests will learn about what they can do to protect the biodiversity of Vietnam. More info contact Khoi: k.nguyen@intercruises.com

Marine Sustainability in Ireland 

Understand West Cork marine conservation projects with a local wildlife expert during a coastal ride on a fuel-efficient boat. Guests will learn about and view beautiful sea-life and the stunning natural coastline with ancient Irish castles, which will be given further context as they meet the locals on Cape Clear, a small island of just 120 people. More info contact Charlotte: c.salmon@intercruises.com

Eco-Feminism in India

Support traditions, the environment & social progress by visiting a 5000 year old village to view ancient methods for growing medicinal plants, rubber tapping, coconut plucking & pottery. Guests also plant a tree at a unique village, where 111 trees are planted every time a girl is born, promoting gender equality & sustainability. More info contact Neeraj: n.mathur@intercruises.com

Community Development in Manila, The Philippines

Help the Gawad Kalinga Pinagsama community rise out of poverty in Manila. Guests join a local family, hearing their stories of poverty and future hope during a home-cooked meal, before visiting different social enterprises and an NGO that aims to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024, including 2500 Filipino communities. More info contact Errol: ej.chicano@intercruises.com

Lynx Preservation in Cadiz/Huelva, Spain

Learn about Doñana Reserve, a protected natural area that is home to over 300 species of bird. Guests travel 70km in special off-road vehicles, viewing various ecosystems, birds of prey and mammals, perhaps even the elusive Lynx, whose preservation program is led by the driver-guide, considered a local hero by many. More info contact Teresa: t.holzl@intercruises.com

Wildlife Warriors in Australia
Assist wildlife conservation projects at Australia Zoo, which helped make Steve Irwin a national icon and has a mission to protect injured, threatened and endangered wildlife. Guests get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the animals being cared for at Australia’s largest Wildlife Hospital, where staff will discuss their life-saving work. More info contact James: j.coughlan@intercruises.com

Nature Conservation in Mauritius

picture1Discover a beautiful island managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, which is devoted to the conservation of endemic flora & fauna. Guests observe rare species in their natural environment – the pink pigeon, colourful day gecko & giant tortoise, as well as encounter sea-life while snorkelling at a protected marine reserve. More info contact Patrice: mauritius@intercruises.com

Find out more about Earth Day here and for more information on Intercruises shore excursions, contact Your Local Partners listed above or email i.intercruises@intercruises.com 

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  1. […] in support of environmental awareness, sustainability & conservation. In addition to developing shorex that supports the Earth Day Principles, Intercruises has different initiatives and processes in place that align with the objectives of […]

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  3. […] Nature Conservation: Observe rare species in their natural environment – the pink pigeon, colourful day gecko & giant tortoise, as well as encounter sea-life while snorkelling at a protected marine reserve  […]

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