SEEtheWILD Launches New Species of Adventure Travel

Website Helps Travelers Book Volunteer Vacations and Save Wildlife.

BEAVERTON, USA (February 2011 / -- Dreaming of tracking a tiger in its natural habitat? Want to snorkel with sea turtles or protect penguins? is the first responsible adventure travel website that invites travelers to vacation with their favorite wild animals and help save them in the process. Trips booked through SEEtheWILD directly fund efforts to protect endangered species.

Today, many people are looking for more meaningful experiences than standard package tours or fun in the sun getaways. SEEtheWILD helps vacationers find and book trips that appeal to their interests while treading lightly on the earth. Immersed in the exotic habitats of endangered species including bears, lions, penguins, sea turtles, sharks and whales, the guided tours educate travelers on animals’ natural histories and threats.

“SEEtheWILD works with conservation organizations to bring people to field projects where their visits will generate income for both the projects and local communities,” said co-founder Brad Nahill. “We offer rewarding options for many types of travelers, whether they're looking for hands-on volunteer trips, adventure eco tours, or a little of both. Through it all, we make conservation trip planning simple and fun."

Focusing on locally-owned establishments, the website features accommodations for a range of comfort levels from rainforest camping to stays in five-star eco-resorts. In addition, SEEtheWILD recommends trips catered to the visitor’s destination, budget, travel style and animal interests.
Innovative Approach
“SEEtheWILD’s model creates income for both wildlife protection efforts and the communities sharing the land and sea with the animals,” noted James Dion, National Geographic Society business development associate. “Contributing a higher percentage of revenue to animal conservation projects than the norm, this new service comes at a time when interest in eco-friendly international travel is resurging and online travel planning is at an all-time high.”

An extensive screening process ensures that all SEEtheWILD operators follow environmental guidelines, provide monetary support to conservation programs, educate travelers and use local guides and businesses. Initial partners include tour operators Wildland Adventures, Maple Leaf Adventures, Reefs to Rockies, Geographic Expeditions and volunteer organization Earthwatch Institute.

About SEEtheWILD
SEEtheWILD offers meaningful adventure vacations that help protect endangered species across the globe. After three years of successful conservation tourism projects focused on protecting sea turtles through, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols and Brad Nahill formed SEEtheWILD to support a wider variety of destinations and endangered species, including bears, birds, wild cats, whales, sharks and sea turtles. Since 2008, SEE Turtles has generated more than $200,000 for local turtle conservation programs in Costa Rica, Baja Mexico and Trinidad. SEEtheWILD and SEE Turtles are non-profit projects of the Ocean Foundation. For more information, visit


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2010 Statistics Confirm that Botox Training Helps Physicians Capture the 5% Growth

Las Vegas, NV, February 09, 2011 -- The IAPAM offers the industry's leading botox training, hCG for weight loss, and associated aesthetic medicine education (including training on lasers for skin rejuvenation and hair removal, medical microdermabrasion and medical grade chemical peels) for physicians. The IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium offers the most comprehensive, hands on, live demonstration and didactic instruction in all 5 of the top non-invasive procedures and offers unparalleled business support to physicians as they build successful aesthetic medicine practices and capture the reported 5% growth in the minimally-invasive market in 2010.

The economy has officially been in a recession since the fourth quarter of 2008, but one would not know it if aesthetic medicine physicians ( were polled.  As evidenced in reports, like the recent announcement from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), minimally-invasive procedures increased 5 percent in 2010, with nearly 11.6 million procedures being performed.

As in 2009, the top five minimally-invasive procedures were:

• Botulinum toxin type A (5.4 million)
• Soft tissue fillers (1.8 million)
• Chemical peels (1.1 million)
• Laser hair removal (938,000)
• Microdermabrasion (825,000)

"Injectables have remained robust despite the economy," said ASPS President Dr. Haeck. "Botox® and Dysport® injections are up 12 percent, while, interestingly, fat injections are up 14 percent, which could reflect how a patient's own fat is being used in more creative ways to rejuvenate the face and body."

Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, concurs with the findings of the aforementioned reports. "We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like botox and other cosmetic injectables, medically supervised hCG weight loss as well as laser training, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are in tremendous demand by patients, and we are seeing a correlating increase in the demand for our training.  Registration for our cornerstone training program, the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training (, has dramatically increased in the last 6 months. Physicians are realizing they not only need to offer botox treatments to their patients, but also laser hair removal, IPL skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Organizations, like the IAPAM, educate physicians on how to package these treatments for the most appealing and profitable outcomes."

In line with these findings, the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium provides a forum for physicians to immerse themselves in training on these top 5 minimally invasive procedures. Leading the faculty is a team of renowned cosmetic dermatologists who cover aesthetic patient consultations, facial anatomy & musculature, product preparation, pain management, procedural protocols, post treatment issues and continuing practice support.  Unlike other programs, the Botox Training is done in a clean, multi-million dollar medical facility, not a hotel room chair.  Doctors who have completed the IAPAM's Botox Training (, hCG for Weight Loss Training, Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or Aesthetic Practice Business Start-Up training have a competitive advantage. 

For more information on the IAPAM's upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and/or hCG/Physician Weight Loss Training, please see or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704.

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), as well as NPs and PAs. Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

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