Conservationists across Africa have a new tool to aid their efforts to save some of the planet’s most magnificent creatures. For over 200 years, if not longer, these animals have been hunted remorselessly. First as trophies to be stuffed and mounted, then for their horns, their ivory, pelts, and for pseudo-medicinal purposes in the far east. Still more are taken as cubs in the case of big cats, and sold to the middle east and other parts as pets.
The owner-operators of ECO certified Mount Barney Lodge country retreat, Innes Larkin and his father John, were presented with the 2016 Australian Search and Rescue Award at an event hosted by the Western Australia Police in Fremantle recently.
We are proud to announce that Ecotourism Australia board member and leading ecotourism industry spokesman, Peter Cochrane, has been elected to represent Oceania for a four-year term on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Governing Council.
Ecotourism Australia is pleased to announce that Australian GeoTours has joined our membership as a new Business Member.
Ecotourism Australia welcomes Safe Hands Insurance to our Business Membership.
Guest news story, courtesy of Jenny Lawrence at Gippsland High Country Tours.
As part of our commitment to Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism, Gippsland High Country Tours believes that our tour experiences should give something back to local communities and most importantly to the environments we visit.
Guest news story, courtesy of Sheila Brunskill at Billabong Sanctuary.
Billabong Sanctuary is delighted to announce the opening of a stunning new semi-arid desert display. The star attraction is a pair of greater bilbies-- giving visitors a rare glimpse into the lives of these endangered marsupials.
If promises like "sleeping under a billion stars" and "sand boarding massive dunes" haven't already caught your attention, the Nullarbor Traveller's two minutes of wanderlust-stirring footage should do the trick.
In a landmark decision emerging from the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Hawaii comes a bold commitment to improve standards for ecotourism worldwide. Proposed by the Yale Tropical Resources Institute in collaboration with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, The Wilderness Society Australia, National Parks Australia Council, the International Ecotourism Society and other organisations, the motion "Improving standards in ecotourism" urges IUCN to renew their definition of ecotourism and address the barriers to its effectiveness as a conservation tool.