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Shop from traditional artisans and for locally made products, helping keep traditional crafts alive and favour local products over imported items. Bargain if that is a local practice, but bear in mind that a small amount to you could be extremely important to the seller. Photo taken in Timore-Leste by Jane Crouch

Leave only footprints... take care of the environment as you would your own home. Take out all you take in, to areas away from the cities. Use alternatives to plastic and say 'No' to plastic bags. For cigarette butts, an empty film container makes a perfect portable container. Photo taken in Morocco by Galyna Andrushko

Always ask first before photographing or videoing people. Send them back copies of photos to help make it a two-way exchange. Photo taken in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco by Cheryl-Lynn Lee

Respect the 'personal space' of the wildlife, this is their habitat. If a visitor/vehicle causes an animal to alter its behaviour, then the visitor has invaded its space and influenced its normal behaviour. Observe nature as it occurs naturally and not as to how it responds to your presence there. Stress is harmful to animals. Photo taken in Serengeti by Barron King

Do not touch wild animals, as you can unwittingly pass on diseases to wildlife, as well as placing yourself at risk. Photo taken in Uganda by Dan Meadows

Learn what's appropriate behaviour and body language. Like the concept of "saving face" in Asia or giving the thumbs up in western or central Europe. Photo taken in Uzbekistan by Anne Frigon

Support locally owned businesses, hotels, restaurants and other services. Eat local food and drink local brands and brews. Photo taken in a market in Guatemala by Nicole Caton

Dress respectfully with an awareness of local standards. Dress modestly at religious sites and check what swim wear is suitable for pools and the beach. Photo taken in Luxor temple, Egypt by Sally Johnson

Before leaving home learn as much as possible about the countries you are visiting - the religion and culture, the local rules and values. Photo taken in Kenya by Angela Strangis