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

Risk management a priority for Responsible Tourism & Communities

The floods in Queensland only emphasis further the need to strategic responsible action.

UPDATE 9th March 2011 - Economic Impacts 1 in 4 Australian's avoid Queensland for fear of flooded destinations.

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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

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