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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.
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.
You may think that Western Australia, the largest state in Australia, is mostly outback. But in the southwest corner you’ll not only find the state’s capital, Perth but also the delightful Margaret River wine region. Making your way up the coast, the sights you will encounter are breathtaking, with beautiful sandy beaches on one side and vast desert on the other. At the top of the state lies the mighty Kimberley region. Need some more inspiration? Here’s a selection of our favourite places and activities for your next visit to WA.
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome The Good Scout Travel Co. to the Ecotourism Australia family.
When a presenter knows enough about a small, Australian marsupial to turn it into a 20-minute business analogy, you know you could only be at an ecotourism event.
It makes good business sense to preserve the place in which you work. For our members, protecting their local environment means that not only will their visitors get an amazing experience, but also that they’ll be able to operate sustainably in years to come.
Professor Marcia Langton AM has long been at the forefront of Indigenous issues in Australia. As one of the nation’s most respected Indigenous academics, she is a frequent media commentator, speaking out passionately on issues such as Indigenous rights, justice and artistic expression. She is the first Associate Provost and Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, and in 1999 was one of five Indigenous leaders granted an audience with the Queen to discuss proposed changes to the Australian Constitution. Now, she’s the author of the first ever published travel guide to Indigenous Australia. Communications Manager Lina spoke to Professor Langton as part of Ecotourism Australia’s Respecting our Culture | Celebrating Diversity Through Ecotourism campaign.