Christopher Warren MSc. PhD Candidate
founder and senior consultant for sustainable & responsible tourist accommodation
Tel: +61 (0)2 4465 1408

Connectivity Conservation Corridors –blue print for tourism’s participation in conservation and a low carbon economy

Cleared land clears habitat - Kangaroo Valley's connectivity corridor to provide habitat in the face of Climate Change

A tourism led conservation connectivity project in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, could be used as a pilot to establish a national tourism conservation programme. The Green Kangaroo Wildlife Corridor is to be launched in January 2011. It is locally focused; operator/visitor supported and can plug into the intrastate Great Eastern Ranges Initiative stretching over 2000 km. In the past many conservation projects have been run in isolation of any potential tourism support. Yet tourism has much to offer in supporting action to protect habitat for wildlife threatened by Climate Change.

Australian Responsible Tourism Recognised as world class

The Responsible Tourism Awards have just been announced on the UNWTO sponsored World Responsible Tourism Day and for the very first time Australia tourism was acknowledged as making an important contribution to responsible tourism.

The successful entries were:

Booderee National Park won their category cultural conservation

Orion Expedition Cruises won the Best Cruise or Ferry Operator

Kangaroo Valley won a Highly Commended for Best Destination

Mountain bike use in Protected Areas

Unlicensed and illegal trail bike riding on Crown Land - warning signs are not sufficient to manage protected areas

Moutain Bikes - Mounting Questions. Should we permit and encourage mountain biking in NSW National Parks as proposed by the NSW Government? The idea of healthier leisure pursuits, reduced dependence on fossil fuels and the creation of new tourism infrastructure should be applauded. But the negative impacts and need for strong cohesion leaves us with a number of questions. This article aims to pinpoint concerns and put forward recommendations.

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