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“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Before you ask, conservation and preservation are linked but they are two separate things. Both involve a degree of protection but the methods are different.

Conservation involves the protection of natural resources, while preservation is concerned with the protection of buildings, objects, and landscapes.

An American Indian proverb reminds us that we cannot eat money but we will have nothing left after the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river is poisoned.

Travel to help nature. Be a part of efforts of different communities as they try to protect nature, wildlife and other resources. Our natural resources are more precious than gold and it is imperative that we listen when nature speaks. Nature is screaming at us now. Can you hear?


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Developing a Consciousness for Marine Conservation

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

If you were to hear that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans (by weight) than there will be fish, would you be alarmed? I definitely was alarmed when I read white paper about the plastic economy projected by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.   Read more

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Animal Conservation in Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

When travelers dream of Spain, most think about wandering down cobblestone alleys, listening to the Spanish guitar, and drinking wine under the shadows of a towering medieval cathedral. However, it’s a mistake to think of Europe only in terms of its beautiful cities and centuries of human history. There is … Read more   Read more

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Voluntourism and Galapagos Islands Conservation Practices: The Need for Caution

Join us for thought-provoking conversations that examine voluntourism and the impact that conservation practices and tourism have on the Galapagos Islands. First, voluntourism aka volunteer travel projects are helpful to communities in need.  But, intercultural educator Lena Papadopoulos says that some projects cause more harm to the communities they are … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Volunteer Travel Conservation Social Responsibility

America’s Basilica, Cheetah Conservation and Pirate Treasure Hunting with the Cousteau’s

Today on World Footprints we’ll visit one of the largest churches in the world in Washington DC, examine efforts to save cheetahs in Namibia and head off on a Caribbean pirate treasure hunt with the latest generation of Cousteaus. First, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception … Read more   Read more

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Inside Africa Conservation, Yellowstone, Uganda and Return to Glow

Today on World Footprints we will examine some troubling realities of Western conservation efforts in Africa; we’ll connect with life in Italy; take a glimpse inside of Uganda and we’ll hear about the People of Yellowstone. In her provocative new book:  White Man’s Game, author Stephanie Hanes examines the larger problems … Read more   Read more

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Saving the Cheetah, Reviving Detroit, Sailing with Rick Steves

Travel around the globe with World Footprints today as we go to Namibia, the Mediterranean and Detroit. First stop…Namibia with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.   Read more

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IZOD Indycar”s Simona de Silvestro, History of Catholicism & Panther Conservation

Simona de Silvestro driving in the Baltimore Grand Prix.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickOn today’s show World Footprints explores the plight of the endangered Panther, we chat with one of the rising IZOD Indycar stars Simona de Silvestro, and we also view Catholicism through the lens with Father Robert Barron.  As a … Read more   Read more

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Jack Hanna on animal conservation, Cuba travel and packing purposefully

Today we travel to Namibia and beyond with animal conservationist and television personality Jack Hanna; we will discover Cuba through its people with Insight Cuba’s Tom Popper and Rebecca Rothney will share how people around the world are leaving positive footprints through Pack for a Purpose.    Read more

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South Africa beyond safari to student exchanges, conservation and Nelson Mandela’s legacy

As the world remembers Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his death, Tonya and Ian travel full circle from their law careers to South Africa, a destination they hold close to their hearts.  (Hint:  they honeymooned there).  World Footprints shares the lasting legacy of Mandela as it showcases other sides … Read more   Read more

Africa Study or Teach Abroad Conservation
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Actor Eric Braeden, Spanish Cuisine & RARE animal Conservation

World Footprints is pleased to share Part 2 of the 3-part interview with Emmy Award winning actor Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman on The Young & the Restless (CBS Daytime).   Eric talks about his favorite travel destinations and his efforts to foster peace and understanding between Germans and the Jewish … Read more   Read more

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Grenadine Islands of Bequia and Tobago Cays

Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickThis World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience.  The Grenadines are a haven for scuba divers, some of the world’s most spectacular aquatic scenery and much more.  Our first stop takes us … Read more   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: RFK Jr’s Reflections, Green Living, and Letters to Zerky

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. The son of America’s 64th Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., talks with World Footprints hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick about his involvement with a new documentary, Grand … Read more   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Actress Stefanie Powers on conservation and Treasure Hunter Kirsten Gum

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Have you ever descended into the depths of a mine, or panned for gold in Alaska? Its all in a days work for Kristen Gum, host of the … Read more   Read more

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