Conservation tips for travellers and operators
Wildlife Tourism Australia actively encourages responsible tourism that minimizes impacts on wildlife whilst providing an enriching experience with our beautiful flora and fauna.
Whether you are traveller or a tourism provider, below are some useful tips on how you can help.
Contributing to Wildlife Conservation
WTA actively contributes to wildlife conservation by:
- Letters, press releases and radio interviews on conservation problems such as the illegal introduction of foxes into Tasmania and the spread of the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease
- Contributing to Policy development on issues such as whale watching and crocodile interactions
- Development of Best Practice principles and guidelines for operators
- Financial proceeds from the 2008 Wildlife Workshops and Festival – a joint venture of WTA and the Logan and Albert Conservation Association donated to the conservation of the critically endangered northern race of the eastern bristlebird
- Running of conferences and workshops with strong conservation content
- Support of other conservation related events such as SE Queensland Eco Expo 2007 and 2008
- Contributions to policy formulation and accreditation by other organizations
- Contributions to the wildlife section of Ecotourism Australia’s eco-accreditation process