A lot is being said about global warming and saving the environment. Some couples find it worth their time to volunteer their services to this mission, as they holiday and collect beautiful memories along the way.

Water body in Western Ghats

Water body in Western Ghats; Image Credit: Natural beauty

Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky… Such is the world of special twos who explore the fragile earth spaces, finding their connection on earth as beautiful as the heavens. And along the way, they create more memories for those they meet and spaces they clean, giving to Planet Earth what they take from her.

A couple I knew at work loved offering their services with WWF Green Hiker Campaign. This sounded like a unique holiday for a couple who wanted ‘time alone’. Shedding the myths about time alone, they enlightened that they were passionate about the planet. And the floods in Uttarakhand had clearly shown how fragile certain natural regions are.

What is WWF Green Hiker Campaign?

With increased human activity and climate change, the Himalayan ecosystem is facing unique threats. The High Altitude Wetlands (HAWs), birds and mammals are struggling for survival. HAWs are water bodies such as lakes, ponds and rivers, found at altitudes higher than 3,000m above sea level, often fed by glaciers or snow from the surrounding mountains.

The Green Hiker Campaign is WWF’s initiative to encourage tourists and tour operators in the Himalayan region to opt for sustainable and responsible tourism. WWF has marked some Protected Areas, which are Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong, Khangchendzonga, North Bank, Sundarbans, Terai Arc, Satpuda Maikal, Western Arunachal, Western Ghats, Western Indian tiger landscape, National Parks and Tiger Reserves, Himalayan High Altitude Wetlands, Bharatpur, Keshopur and Shalapattan and Harike Lake.


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