Heaven on Earth
What constitutes a pristine environment? For some it means clean air and water. Others associate it with a relatively undisturbed landscape or a sparsely populated region. Healthy, diverse ecosystems are what many people think of when they hear of pristine environments.
Chris Earley, an interpretive biologist at the University of Guelph and a tour leader for Quest Nature Tours, says that, “The most important aspect of any eco-tour is linking each participant to the wildlife, habitats and people of the site. By using local guides and being careful not to disturb the wildlife, the visitor will really get to see what each place is about. The more you are connected to this amazing planet, the more you are going to want to protect its natural areas.”
Ready for an eco-adventure to some of the most pristine places on the planet? Here are eight incredible destinations worth exploring.
(Photo credit: Chris Earley)