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Tales from the Trails

Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism Day 2017

The 22nd of May is recognized globally as the International Day for Biological Diversity. With the UN’s declaration of 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, it is no surprise that this year’s theme is “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”. At Buffalo Tours, we are using this day to reflect on how important protecting our natural […]

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A Day in the Life of an Elephant Veterinarian

Nissa Mututanont is an elephant veterinarian at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation and has dedicated her life to the well-being and happiness of the animals in her care. Since graduating from the Khon Khaen University of Thailand in May 2015, she has been in close contact with these gentle giants, monitoring their conditions and performing daily […]

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Responsible Wildlife Photography Tips

In the spirit of Wildlife Month we got in touch with one of our favourite photographers to discuss wildlife photography tips for Asia. Palani Mohan is an Indian born photographer who grew up in Australia and gained his big break through a newspaper competition. He was lucky enough to win the competition at 17 years […]

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What NOT to Eat in Asia!

Source Travelling is all about new experiences, meeting new people and trying new food. However, there are some foods that you should stay away from, not because they look strange, taste bad, or make you sick, but because they are made from animals that have been hunted to the brink of extinction. While we may […]

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Responsible Luxury: Best Nature Lodges and Eco-Resorts in Asia

What could be more enjoyable than a relaxing holiday in a secluded lodge, surrounded by fascinating wildlife and spectacular scenery? If you can have world-class luxury accommodation, that is both eco-friendly and supports animal conservation at the same time, then we think you are off to a good start. That is why we have prepared […]

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Elephant Welfare in Asia 2017

This January is Wildlife Month at Buffalo Tours and we are kicking off a month of animal action with a look at elephant tourism in 2017. Wildlife issues are close to our hearts and we hope we can help to create a better environment for all Asia’s animals through our combined responsible travel efforts in 2017 […]

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Wildlife Close Encounters: Do’s and Don’ts

Do you like the sound of wildlife tourism in Asia but you’re not sure what’s animal-friendly and what’s not? We’ve created this wildlife do’s and don’t infographic to answer all of your questions. The do’s and don’ts of interacting with wildlife can be a bit of a minefield. There are activities that don’t seem harmful to animals when they […]

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Asia’s Elephants in Captivity – A Closer Look, Part Two

Last year, Buffalo Tours launched an ambitious initiative to tackle an important issue: the welfare of captive elephants in Asia. Coming from a long history in logging, many elephants now live in captivity within tourism camps whose main income is elephant riding – a practice that raises important questions about animal welfare. As leaders in responsible travel, […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Asia Guide to Souvenirs: Wildlife Edition

How can smarter choices for souvenirs help protect Asia’s endangered wildlife? We teamed up with Animals Asia to create top tips for making wildlife-friendly choices in Asia! Spend just a few days travelling in Asia, and you’ll soon learn about the “world’s most expensive coffee”. Called ‘kopi luwak’, the story behind this prized bean is […]

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Asia’s Elephants in Captivity – A Closer Look, Part One

Last year, Buffalo Tours launched an ambitious initiative to tackle an important issue: the welfare of captive elephants in Asia. Coming from a long history in logging, many elephants now live in captivity within tourism camps whose main income is elephant riding – a practice that raises important questions about animal welfare. As leaders in responsible travel, […]

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