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Save the Koala Month 2017

September is the natural breeding season for koalas, so it’s very fitting that the entire month is dedicated to the Save the Koala campaign. The money raised through Save the Koala Month goes towards the long term survival of Australia’s wild koala population, which, according to the AKF, sits around 43,000. Only a decade ago the koala population was in the hundred thousands.


Hello! So glad you’re thinking of writing for EcoTraveller. I’d love to have more people contribute to the blog to be able to grow this wonderful community of like-minded travellers. You don’t need to be a hotshot travel writer or journalist, but you do need to be able to write a decent story. I am happy to accept eco travel news pieces, travel-related book reviews, stories about your travels, places you’ve stayed and the people you’ve met along the way. Photo essays are also welcome; however your photos must tell a story and not be overly altered. Tell it like it is. I would also love to get more in-depth travel guides on the blog written by people who know the destination well. If you would like to submit a green guide to your home town or favourite destination, do get in touch at editor@ecotravellerguide.com. Article requirements :: Short news-style posts must be at least 350-400 words long. :: Feature articles need to be at least 750 words long. :: Photo essays must be accompanied …

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Community Gardens: Your Home-Away-From-Home

Longer-term travel often means being away from friends and family for extended periods of time. Sometimes this can come as a much welcome break, but inevitably some home-sickness pangs will pluck at heart-strings before too long. Many savvy travellers will no doubt opt to travel lightly and avoid packing too many sentimental home trinkets. Whether you are uprooted for work, study, pleasure, or otherwise, there is no way, as yet, to package up your established network and the intangible values of a community that you will be leaving behind – a favourite local organic shops; the barista who knows your coffee order; the park on the corner.

7 Reasons to Visit Noosa

On the surface, Noosa seems like any other seaside town, but there is so much more to this captivating region than sun, sea and sand. Conservation and sustainable tourism ideals are ingrained in the community and business life. Action groups ensure development is restricted, wildlife is cared for and management programmes are in place to help protect this wonderfully diverse environment. Added to that some seriously good places to eat and you can see why people keep coming back for more.