Tourism’s Moral Responsibility to Protect Natural Heritage

Christopher Warren has called for a National Tourism Conservation Programme then enables tourist destinations to contribute to the connective conservation programs run through NGOs. Tourism contributes between 5-14% (UNEP – range based on variations in assessment of aircraft pollution impact in the atmosphere) of the world’s GHG Emissions and Climate Change is expected to cause changes to flora and fauna (Climate Change Research Centre), a key asset for the Australian tourism industry (Tourism Australia). A proposal to develop local tourism conservation projects which plug into existing connectivity conservation programs was unveiled at the Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference in Noosa. The proposal cited a project in NSW which combines conservation with voluntourism and greener transport options.