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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.
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.
‘Eco,’ ‘green,’ ‘environmentally-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’: many of us look for terms like these when we travel because they fit with our values and signal that we’re making responsible decisions. But what do you do when a business labels itself ecotourism yet its practices fly in the face of environmental sustainability?