Viewing entries posted in September 2016
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.
In celebration of its 15th anniversary , Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park opened its new Orange-bellied Parrot breeding facility on September 22nd.
The tourism industry is largely dependent on water. Accommodation providers, in particular, depend on large quantities of water to run showers, swimming pools, irrigation systems and so on. Consequently, a medium to large hotel in Australia, for example, uses around 79,000 litres per day, equating roughly to the same amount of water needed to fill 29 Olympic-sized pools each year.
Kayak and Bike tour operator, Region X has achieved Advanced, Climate Action Business (CA) and Respecting Our Culture Certification (ROC) for their commitment to conserve and interpret local natural and cultural heritage, and take action against Climate Change.
Are you a nature lover? Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you want to enter the world of nature-based tourism? Ecotourism Australia’s (EA) internship program is a great opportunity to learn from a leading ecotourism organisation.
Congratulations to Down Under Cruise and Dive and The Adventure Company on their Advanced Certification!
Down Under Cruise and Dive (DUCD) and The Adventure Company (TAC) have achieved Advanced Certification, for practicing outstanding nature conservation and interpretation.