On Sunday, Ecotourism Australia held its first meeting of the new Board elected at its recent Annual General Meeting and reconfirmed Mr. Rick Murray, of Northern NSW, as its Chair and Mr. Michael Collins, of Perth, WA, as its Deputy Chair.
Winners of the 2014 Annual Queensland Tourism Awards were announced recently and Ecotourism Australia would like to congratulate all winners. We were ecstatic to see the large number of Ecotourism Australia certified operators to take home awards, with approximately half of all awards in applicable categories going to our members.
Forests represent some of Taiwan's most valuable natural resources and occupy about 58% of Taiwan’s total area. The Forestry Bureau under the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, manages Taiwan's forests for recreation by domestic and international visitors, as well as explains the government's forest conservation policies. The Bureau maintains various forest recreation areas, hiking trails and other forest-related facilities throughout the island, and not surprisingly is looking to ecotourism to further develop the island’s resources.
Congratulations to Big Mama Sailing for achieving Ecotourism certification!
Mae Adams, covenator and owner of Venus Bay Eco Retreat in West Gippsland, has recently been recognised for her efforts in conservation, as she tells her story to the Conservation Bulletin.
Ecotourism certified operator, Treetops Adventure Park, are taking rollercoasters to the next level with their latest attraction, EcoZip by Ecoline, which was recently showcased at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
Advanced Ecotourism certified operator, Kayak Noosa, has won the highly contested Queensland Government Environmental Award at the 2014 Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards, held in Brisbane on 31 November.
The award recognises outstanding excellence in the outdoor recreational community of Queensland and has found a very deserving winner in Kayak Noosa.