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Annie Van Dinther lives in Alaska and has led Nat Hab expeditions in the North for more than two decades. Polar bears consume much of her interest and attention as a naturalist guide. Her friend and colleague Aditya Panda is a world away in India. Yet he loves bears, too. And yes, there are bears in India! Sun bears and sloth bears, to be precise. That sparked Annie’s curiosity…which led to this webinar! How different are the bears of India’s jungles from the big marine mammal that roams the Arctic sea ice? Do polar bears, sun bears and sloth bears still have anything in common? How did they evolve in such divergent ways? What might the sun bear or sloth bear teach us about polar bears? What questions does a naturalist from India have about the mighty bear atop the Arctic food chain? Join us for an entertaining conversation as …

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Carbon-anything can sound kind of dry, if you dont understand it. Yet being sustainable especially when it comes to carbon emissions is crucial for travelers. Though the pandemic may have slowed things temporarily, more people than ever are traveling to the farthest corners of the planet, and tourism must be a greater force for global good than detriment. So how can a carbon-emitting industry encourage environmental conservation? Are offsets just a panacea, or are they crucial to improving life on Earth, especially the livelihoods of people in the far-flung local communities we visit? Nat Hab has led the way on this mission, becoming the worlds first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007 and continuing to inspire and encourage other travel enterprises to follow suit. Join Court Whelan, Nat Habs Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel, for a look at the past, present and future of carbon emissions and carbon offsetting in the travel industry.