Conservation : Keeping an Eye on the Health of Polar Bears

Conservation of Polar Bears : Poop glitter

When innovation meets conservation the news becomes viral. This is what happened at Assiniboine Park Zoo conservation program. The officials at the zoo took a revolutionary step by introducing glittering colouring matter in the food of Polar bears. People think that Polar bears poop glitter all in the name of conservation is not good. But they do not know the research going behind it. Let me take you through what the glitter in the poop means. The glitter is used to tag different bears and then examine their faeces. This has led to a treasure of data. Among many things that can be monitored by glitter tagging the poop is stress hormones.

By examining the faeces the stress hormones can be monitored helping to give personal care to the bears. Using the scat is a more natural way to monitor hormones. No more need of drawing blood for conducting tests. This unique way of coding and testing helps to monitor males and females for sex hormones spike also. The scientists are very excited as this can be the answer to polar bear survival. The glitter in the poop is not just a viral news but vital for polar bear survival. If you are in Canada make sure you visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo to see it for yourself.


Great Adventure Travel Destinations

Trekking in a Jungle

Adventure travel is the travel that is associated with some kind of risk and which requires some physical exertions and some special kind of skills. The adventurous traveler will take up activities like, mountain climbing, rock climbing and bungee jumping on mountainous terrain. It could be snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing or sailing in the seas and oceans, or trekking through a jungle or a desert.

In adventure travel that will involve activities that will challenge you, you are stepping out of the comfort zone. It gives the ultimate adrenaline rush. Adventure tourism involves various kinds of activities that are physically challenging, close to nature and involves cultural challenges. We will try to list the nine destinations that are great for adventure activities. It is not an easy task as there are adventurous spots all over the world.

Dubai the business and the adventure

Sand Boarding

Dubai is the place where the business flourishes. Almost all global companies have their presence here. However there is another side of the place. The extreme motoring across the golden sands of the desert is a liberating experience. The sand dunes offer a great place for sand-boarding and racing.

The desert safari across the vast and sun soaked desert will help you learn about the Eco system in arid deserts. You can also camp in the night, but do not forget warm clothes as it gets really chilly in the night. Do not miss the camel ride, it is quite an experience.

Trek through snow caves in the Southern Alps

Snow Cave Hiking

The fox glacier is 1000 feet above sea level and has snow caves measuring eight miles. Gear up for the ultimate trek in icy conditions. The tunneling caves are mind-boggling, and you can do snow climbing also at the same spot. The glacier rises up to 8000 feet.

Carry snow trekking and hiking equipment and enjoy the blue ice of the glacier. You can also take an aerial view of Mount Cook the highest peak on a helicopter.

Camping and hiking in Romania

Hiking in Romania

Romania is best known as the home to the famous Dracula character created by Bam Stoker. The country is a good place for hiking and camping. The Carpathian Mountains provide a great place for hikers and campers. You can also explore the medieval villages and castles the traditional way – On a horse-back.

The country also offers different water forms in the Danube delta. You can boat through the canals and lakes.  A great place for all kinds of adventures with a difference.

Run with Kangaroos and Play with Koalas, Australia

Kangaroo and Koala unique to Australia

No adventure place list is complete without the mention of the island Continent. With less than 35% of populated land, the place is full of natural Eco-systems. Whether it be the Great Barrier Reef or the Victorian desert you will never run out of options.

The home to unique species due to its isolation from the other land masses, it is the place for adventure tourism. Just come and enjoy the hospitality and most important the untouched nature.