By now, most of us know that we should be trying to fly less. Travelling by aeroplane accounts for 2% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, and those 39.4 million annual flights pump out toxic nitrogen oxide, cancer-causing exhaust particulates and carbon dioxide; the latter of which absorbs heat and re-emits it back to earth.  

But for most people – with beloved friends and family often spread across the globe – completely quitting on flying is unlikely to be an option. So what can we do to reduce the impact of our aviation travel?

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In the five years since my first Veganuary attempt, attitudes to vegan diets have changed dramatically. In 2019, it’s clear that plant-based diets are here to stay, and as a result, avoiding meat and dairy has never been easier.

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Travelplanners have created a tongue-in-cheek checklist of doomsday destinations worth visiting after global warming has melted the ice caps and turned our forests to desert; here I’ve added a few of my own UK hot spots to the list.

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Explore this list of some of the world’s most endangered species, along with some ideas of where you can go to support their conservation on your travels.

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