Wildlife Tourism Australia (WTA) is a not for profit incorporated association that represents tourist operations, educators, researchers, businesses and societies that support sustainable wildlife tourism within Australia.
Founded in 2003 and chaired by Ronda Green, owner/operator of Advanced Ecotourism Certified Araucaria Ecotours, WTA is a direct result of Australia’s first national conference on wildlife tourism in Tasmania. With an elected committee and up to six non-executive committee members across Australia, WTA’s mission is to promote the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism industry that supports conservation.
WTA provides a forum for collaboration and communication between all wildlife tourism stakeholders to work towards increased conservation and awareness of ecosystem preservation through the tourism industry.
Ronda Green, as well as chairing WTA, was instrumental in the most recent review of Ecotourism Australia’s certification criteria, and was recently featured in Ecotourism Australia’s Everyday Ecotourism Heroes campaign.
With objectives to minimise environmental impacts, support conservation of wildlife and habitats and promoting the importance of Australian native wildlife, we are proud to have WTA onboard as an Ecotourism Australia Business Member.
If you would like to know more about Wildlife Tourism Australia, visit their website here.