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EcoTreasures is helping to clean up critical penguin habitat in the Sydney Harbour catchment area by removing plastic from the beach. Since 2014 the Sydney-based tour company has incorporated voluntary marine debris clean-ups into their Manly Coastal Walks, helping keep plastic and other materials out of an environment that is important for threatened populations of little penguins.
The 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Gala Night took place last Friday, with some of Australia’s best tourism operators on display. Ecotourism Australia was thrilled to see 38 of our members represented, taking home 17 well-earned awards, and making up 22% of all award winners.
Ecotourism Australia would like to wish the best of luck to all 38 of our members who have made it through as finalists in the 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards!
Over the past four weeks, the winners of State Tourism Awards have been announced at gala nights across the country and Ecotourism Australia (EA) has been thrilled to see our members make up 25% of winners in eligible categories. Fifty one (51) EA members, making up over 10% of EA’s total membership base, took home seventy one (71) awards this year. A remarkable result with better than one in ten members of Ecotourism Australia being acknowledged as winners at the State Tourism Awards.
Advanced Ecotourism certified Operator Oz Whale Watching, based in Sydney Harbour, are delighted to report on the positive progress of ‘Jude’ their sponsored green turtle whom they named during 2014.
Congratulations to Sydney Princess Cruises Oz Whale Watching on achieving Advanced Ecotourism Certification for its tours, including: Oz Whale Watching, Sydney Harbour Discovery, and Sydney Princess Cruises Charters.
Ecotourism Australia’s 22nd Global Eco Conference will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park on 12 November 2014, the first day of the World Parks Congress (WPC).