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