Responsible Wildlife Conservation Travel
So what is responsible wildlife conservation travel?
- Encourage and participate in the protection of the local environments within which we travel.
- Provide economic benefits to the local communities – benefits that assist the communities on their terms. In other words, support those aspects of their lives that the local communities determine are important to them – as opposed to projects that arise from the priorities of people outside the community.
- Respect the cultures and traditions of the local communities, including honoring their sacred places.
Quoting Lonely Planet, “Traveling by the responsible travel ethos is one of the most direct and personal ways you can make a difference to some of the biggest issues affecting our world: poverty and peace. Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem – and have the time of your life doing it.”