Viewing entries tagged with 'conservation'

African Safari experience comes to regional NSW

8 December 2016 | 0 Comments

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has always been a favorite stop for domestic and international tourists visiting New South Wales and they were recently recognised as the state’s top tourist attraction at the New South Wales Tourism Awards, making them a major draw card for visitors to the region. In addition, the recently opened African Savannah exhibit, allowing nature-lovers to experience an African safari-style experience without leaving New South Wales, is the talk of the town!

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What an achievement, Yondah Beach House is now 100% water self-sufficient!

17 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Where do you find a secluded, 4.5 star architect-designed beach house that offers seclusion and simple elegance by the sea - just for you? Yondah!

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How Drones Help Conservation Efforts

26 October 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Raising the bar for Ecotourism

26 October 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Ecotourism and making a contribution

3 October 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Bilbies at Billabong Sanctuary: Ambassadors for Endangered Species

30 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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World Tourism Day 2016

27 September 2016 | 0 Comments

With almost 1.2 billion people travelling abroad each year, tourism has become a prodigious economic sector and a powerful tool in creating prosperity and peace for millions of people worldwide.

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Raising the bar for ecotourism worldwide

24 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Moonlit Sanctuary opens breeding facility to save Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot

23 September 2016 | 0 Comments

In celebration of its 15th anniversary , Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park opened its new Orange-bellied Parrot breeding facility on September 22nd.

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Paronella Park – continuing the legacy

5 September 2016 | 0 Comments

The story of a forgotten ecotourism legacy and the people who brought it back to life.

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