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PLASTIC, PLANTED OR POTTED: WHICH CHRISTMAS TREE IS BEST FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

20 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Purchasing and decorating a Christmas tree to build the Christmas atmosphere at home is a must-do tradition for most families. Nowadays we have a bunch of options when we are deciding what Christmas trees to buy. But do we really know the environmental impacts of different types of Christmas trees? This article will give you some hints to help you find the best option for your eco-friendly Christmas tree.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO URALBA ECO COTTAGES FOR ACHIEVING ADVANCED ECOTOURISM CERTIFICATION

20 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Uralba Eco Cottages for achieving Advanced Ecotourism Certification for their Kookaburra Cottage at Uralba Eco Cottages!

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WHY WE CARE ABOUT OUR MEMBERS WINNING TOURISM AWARDS (An ode to our certified operators)

14 December 2018 | 0 Comments

It may seem obvious – they’re our members; our family – of course we’re going to celebrate their successes. But our appreciation and pride go beyond simply recognising the many hours, the outlay of energy and the amount of hard work that’s required to earn one (or more) of our country’s prestigious tourism awards.

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MAKING IT EASY TO CHOOSE THE BEST SUNSCREEN – FOR YOUR HEALTH, AND THE PLANET’S

4 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Tanned skin, at least in Western cultures, has long been considered a sign of beauty and wealth. On the other hand, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two out of three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer at some point throughout their life. Many people use sunscreen in their everyday life, and it has been proven that long-term use of sun protection will help to prevent skin cancer.

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26th GLOBAL ECO CONFERENCE ADDRESSES OVERTOURISM, ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN PARKS AND THE FUTURE OF THE REEF

30 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Ecotourism Australia’s 26th Global Eco Conference, held in Townsville, Queensland from 26-28 November, once again brought together the nation’s leading experts on nature-based tourism to discuss the industry’s big issues.

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HUMANS OF THE REEF: LAURA RONDEROS - SEASTAR CRUISES

23 November 2018 | 0 Comments

For the months of September - November, we'll be posting a series of Humans of the Reef case studies. This case study series will capture the faces and stories of the people who work on our reefs - their day-to-day, their perspectives, their favourite things. In doing this, we want to strengthen awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems and show off our certified, best practice operators who are doing their part to protect these incredible natural wonders.

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BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM

20 November 2018 | 0 Comments

What have you heard about the Great Barrier Reef? If we hazard a guess, there’s a good chance it was bad news. Our media, as much as we love it and learn from it, seems to enjoy focusing on the problems when it comes to the reef – coral bleaching, climate change impacts, the dying reef, overfishing – the list goes on. But what we don’t get to hear much about is what people are doing to protect the reef, and to conserve it for future generations. In this article we want to share just some of these things – plus give you some easy ways to get involved and be part of the solution.

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HUMANS OF THE REEF: LUCY HUTCHINSON - SPIRIT OF FREEDOM

19 November 2018 | 0 Comments

For the months of September - November, we'll be posting a series of Humans of the Reef case studies. This case study series will capture the faces and stories of the people who work on our reefs - their day-to-day, their perspectives, their favourite things. In doing this, we want to strengthen awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems and show off our certified, best practice operators who are doing their part to protect these incredible natural wonders.

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HUMANS OF THE REEF: JESSICA SMITH - NINGALOO WHALESHARK N DIVE

16 November 2018 | 0 Comments

For the months of September - November, we'll be posting a series of Humans of the Reef case studies. This case study series will capture the faces and stories of the people who work on our reefs - their day-to-day, their perspectives, their favourite things. In doing this, we want to strengthen awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems and show off our certified, best practice operators who are doing their part to protect these incredible natural wonders.

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WSUP STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING ACHIEVES NATURE TOURISM CERTIFICATION

15 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to WSUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding for achieving Nature Tourism certification for their Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons!

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