Conservation tips for travellers and operators

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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

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