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Sydney's Thumb favors expeditions, programs and tours that meet the following criteria:

    Ideal Features

  1. promote Green Travel Criteria
  2. include quality educational component
  3. include meaningful volunteer opportunity
  4. offer a good deal
  5. provide chance for individual exploration and reflection
  6. minimal habitat impact
  7. not highly energy-consumptive
  8. well organized and run
  9. respect local economy and indigenous culture
  10. offset greenhouse gasses

**recently reviewed as "Parker's Pick"

Western US & Canada  

1. Grey Whales of British Columbia/Baja)

2. Puget Sound Whales

3. Seabirds of Prince Wm. Sound, Alaska

Central & South America  
1. Leatherback Sea Turtles in Trinidad

2. Manatees and Dolphins of Belize

3. Otters of the Pantanal

Asia & S. Pacific  

1. Thailand Reefs, Andaman Sea

2. Rare Endangered Mammals of Kangaroo Island Australia

3. Turtle Habitat, Great Barrier Reef, Aus.

4. Bat Habitat in Krau Reserve, Malaysia

5. Australia Forest Marsupials

1. Olduvai Archaeological Dig & Ngorongoro

2. Lakes of the Rift Valley

3. Lemur Research, Madagascar

4. Walk with Rhinos in Kenya

5. Elephants of Tsavo