The definition of ecotourism adopted by Ecotourism Australia is:
"Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation".
After many months under operational assessment all tours conducted by Wayoutback Desert Safaris have been awarded with the highest level of accreditation under the Eco Certification Program, 'Advanced Ecotourism Certification'.
Wayoutback Desert Safaris is one of the very few Tour Operations located in the Red Centre (Alice Springs) visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Watarrka (Kings Canyon), Palm Valley & the West MacDonnell regions with Advanced Eco-Tourism status level.
What is the Eco Certification Program?
The Eco Certification Program is a world first. It has been developed by industry for industry, addressing the need to identify genuine ecotourism and nature tourism operators in Australia. The Eco Certification Program is now being exported to the rest of the world as the International Ecotourism Standard.
What does it mean to the Consumer?
Ecotourism certification provides industry, protected area managers, local communities and travellers with an assurance that a certified product is backed by a commitment to best practice, ecological sustainability, natural area management and the provision of quality ecotourism experiences.
Where can I learn more about Eco-Tourism?
Eco Tourism Australia is a non profit Organisation. For more information, feel free to visit their website at www.ecotourism.org.au.