Viewing entries posted in February 2021
Douglas Shire Region
Low Isles the Seaside Paradise
Low Island consists of a small sandy cay with vegetation and a Commonwealth Heritage listed lighthouse. Low Isles and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef have been described as one of the most spectacular, complex, but fragile eco systems in the world. Operating in such a sensitive location can cause severe damage to the environmental quality, biodiversity and cultural heritage, if not controlled appropriately.
Low Isles and the surrounding area have proved how important stewardships with community, researchers and governmental organisations can be. To establish innovative approaches, different stakeholders have been working together for decades.
Tourism operators contribute to reef monitoring, coral restoration, adhere to responsible reef practices and deliver interpretive information to thousands of tourists. Read more on Douglas Shire Region's Story.
Ecotourism Australia is delighted to welcome Off-Road Adventures to our growing community, as we congratulate them on their achievement of the Nature Tourism Certification for their range of nine adventure tours. This certification recognises Off-Road Adventures WA’s dedication to creating exciting tourism products in natural areas that leave minimal impacts on our environment.
Tropical North Queensland is one of the most diversely beautiful and powerful Australian tourism stories. In 1978 the Far North Queensland Promotion Bureau was formed to focus on destination marketing and as a result tourism slowly overtook agriculture, forestry and mining as an economic driver for the community. Today, Far North Queensland Promotion Bureau Limited, trades as Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) and Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, with the vision of becoming one of the world’s most inspiring nature-based destinations.
Ecotourism Australia congratulates Tracks 4x4 Tagalong for achieving Nature Tourism Certification for their 4x4 tagalong tours. Some of the amazing destinations that Tracks 4x4 Tagalong can take you to are, The Simpson Desert, Cape York, The Canning Stock Route, The Gulf, The Darling River Run. To see what they are up to visit their website
Congratulations to Wild Adventures Melbourne, or WAM, for entering Ecotourism Australia’s family with both the Advanced Ecotourism and the Climate Action Business certifications!
TREE HUGGER TRAVEL | ETHICAL, INDEPENDENT TOUR AND TRAVEL AGENCY OFFERS NATURE BASED TOURS AUSTRALIA-WIDE
Tree Hugger Travel is an ethical, independent tour and travel agency offering nature-based tours Australia-wide. Working with a network of Ecotourism certified tour operators and local family businesses, Tree Hugger Travel offers high quality tours and personalised itineraries for Australian travellers and international visitors.
February 2nd is World Wetlands Day, and what’s more, World Wetlands Day 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Treaty to protect significant wetland sites!