Wildlife conservation is an enormous issue and a very urgent one
On this website we are focussing mainly on those issues that are relevant to wildlife tourism.
So, how are tourism and conservation connected?
- For wildlife tourism to be enjoyed in the future, we need wildlife! It is to the advantage of tour operators and local communities to support its conservation.
- Viewing wildlife in their natural habitats, going about their natural behaviour and with all natural ecological processes still continuing, is a very special experience that many tourists seek, so it is important to preserve large tracts of wildlife habitat for this reason alone
- We also a moral responsibility to minimise our impacts on wildlife and their habitats, indeed on the entire ecosystem, including not just the animals tourists comatose but all life forms sharing their habitat.
- There are also numerous ways in which wildlife tourism can positively assist wildlife conservation
- Travellers can learn how best not to disturb wildlife another habitats during their visit and how to select operators who support conservation (and animal welfare).
- Current threats to wildlife and their habitats, and to wildlife tourism
- Conservation, tourism and research
- Koala habitat in southeast Queensland
- Tips for operators, tourists and others under the Wildlife Menu