Australia’s official tourism body, Tourism Australia (TA) is supporting responsible and sustainable tourism. Quoting what the term means from the World Commission on Environment and Development, TA defines sustainability as “forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

Sustainability is more than just looking after the natural environment. It is also about considering the social and economic impact of tourism activities.

The challenge for Australia is to encourage the development and management of tourism products and services that will provide economic and social benefits to local communities while protecting and enhancing our natural and cultural attributes. Read more about TA’s sustainable tourism program HERE…

The UN World Heritage Convention

The most significant feature of the 1972 World Heritage Convention is that it links together in a single document the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. The Convention recognizes the way in which people interact with nature, and the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two.

The Convention is recognized by many Australian Green activists that can protect threatened flora and fauna, including their habitats.

UN World Heritage List : Australia

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