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It is almost assured you will be shown amazing jungle life when you least expect it. Whether this is a cool snake you can add to the snake tally, or your 150th species of bird, the more time you spend with open eyes and a positive outlook, the more of the jungle you will see.

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After over 24 hours of travelling from Amsterdam by buses, planes and boats, I set foot on the white sandy paths of Caye Caulker and realised that every hour spent awkwardly slouched in a plane seat was so worth it.

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It is still possible to marvel at the beauty of the outside world from the comfort of your couch. Into the Wild have compiled a list of 10 of our favourite nature documentaries to watch, so that you can remind yourself of what a wonderful planet we live on.

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Globalisation has been both a blessing and a curse for the environmental conservation movement which has grown in recent years, as the potential impacts of climate change continue to plague the headlines. One way in which I would describe globalisation would be...

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Jeff Bezos is arguably one of the most influential businessmen of the 21st century. Founder of the company Amazon, he was able to not only expand his company enormously, creating a profit of $233 billion by 2018, but to also popularise the trend of the use of e-commerce internationally. Though the world in which he operates is purely focused on profit in spite of moral stances, Bezos is credited as an environmentalist at heart.

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It is no secret that the plan for HS2 has occupied the public imagination for several years, only falling into shadow of late due to the huge Brexit fallout and the (welcome?) distraction that Extinction Rebellion protesters provided. Now that both are past their prime, Boris Johnson made heads swivel when he announced his support for the development, once more giving Brits reason to be hot and bothered...

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The biggest country in Africa and also one of the richest, Algeria is filled with the sands of the Sahara, rich culture, food and people. Despite its magnificence in culture, Algeria as a country has a number of environmental issues that only in the 21st century is beginning to be highlighted.

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Conservation means to prevent waste of a resource. Similarly, wildlife conservation can be defined as the practice of protecting animal species and their habitats. This emphasis on habitat is crucial, as without their habitat, animals are dangerously exposed and die easily.

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We should all be aware that children are the future. They are the ones that will be running the world in no time when we're no longer there.

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We all like to wear clothes that feel clean, brand new, and perhaps bought on your favourite online or in-store shop. But with more and more charity shops popping up, people are ditching the high-street shops and buying their chic clothing from charity shops.

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