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Matador is deeply committed to reporting on environmental issues around the world, as well as the ways we as travelers can lessen our environmental impact. One of our most important goals is to help spread awareness of environmental problems facing local communities, and the innovators and orgs doing work to address them, to readers worldwide.

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Photo: Didde Elnif

R.I.P. Doug Tompkins Visionary Conservationist

Boo the Grizzly Bear

There's a BIG problem with America's National Parks

South America's Greater Patagonia Trail

The largest ocean cleanup project in history is about to begin

Smuggler arrested for sending $150k in lion and tiger parts to Thailand

Lemurs, the cutest primates on earth, are almost all facing extinction

Death Valley is about to set a new record for hottest month on earth

World’s largest king penguin colony suffers a 90 percent drop in population

Importing lion trophies is now allowed in the US

Mallorca has developed a bad case of tourism phobia

India’s Supreme Court tells government: restore Taj Mahal or demolish it

Starbucks is set to replace plastic straws with sippy cups by 2020

This taxi service in Finland only accepts payment by karaoke

Seattle becomes first US city to ban plastic straws

Finally some good news: Belize Barrier Reef no longer endangered

These travel brands are making huge strides to go green

China’s reforestation creates a haven for endangered animals

The 7 most inhospitable climates people actually live in

Sustainable alternatives to the most unethical souvenirs

The world’s oldest baobab trees are suddenly dying after thousands of years

An alligator crossing the runway delayed a flight in Florida, obviously

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