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The Worldwide Quest Blog

Enjoy our leaders’ reports from the field, our travellers’ stories and pictures, travel advice and staff picks from trips we’re working on.

World's Rarest Buffalo Captured

Camera traps deployed in the rugged Philippine mountains of Occidental Mindoro’s Iglit-Baco range have just captured dramatic images of Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) – the world’s rarest buffalo species and the Philippines’ largest endemic land animal.In an effort to double wild Tamaraw numbers from 300 to 600 by 2020, small infrared cameras are crucial tools that give sci...

Mystery in the Sea of Galilee

A giant 'monumental' stone structure discovered beneath the waters of the Sea of Galilee in Israel has archaeologists puzzled as to its purpose and even how long ago it was built.The mysterious structure is cone shaped, made of 'unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders,' and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons the researchers said. That makes it heavier than most modern-day warships.They say it is definitel...

Magnificent Migration

The Arctic Tern has an exceptionally long migration - travelling from the Arctic to the Antarctic.  With the advent of technology, seven terns were fitted with geolocators in 2011 in order to follow and study their flight paths.  Incredibly two individuals passed the Australian coastline and one had even reach New Zealand before returning to the Southern Ocean. ...

Our April 2013 Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to John Milling of Fort Frances, Ontario for this fun and colourful photo. John took this photo during a stop in Namibia when the group found themselves surrounded by fun loving Heroro women. See the complete picture on our Facebook page....

In honour of Chris Hadfield's return

Our man in space, Commander Chris Hadfield is returning home tomorrow - headed back to earth - after having spent months on the International Space Station.  Thanks for being such an inspiring leader and sharing your time with us.  And for making all Canadians proud.  Happy travels Chris!...

Statues Going Home Voluntarily

It is wonderful to see the continuing return of ancient statues and artifacts from institutions around the world to their origins.  The latest return will be from the Metropolitan Museum in New York:  two 10th century pieces of ancient Khmer art which have been guarding the doorway to the Met’s Southeast Asian galleries since they opened in 1994.  They were believed to been sm...