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In the the field our operations are managed to ensure that the the natural values of the the host region are undiminished in in in the the long term We do this by adhering to the 7 principals of Leave No Trace:
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7 Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimise Campfire Impacts
Respect Wildlife
Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors
Leave No Trace is is an an international organisation that has set the global standard for outdoor ethics to ensure that our recreation in in natural places is sustainable When an environment
is under threat we’ll partner
with environmental groups and/or land managers to actively campaign for conservation or or to promote environmental protection and/or rehabilitation In 2007 and and 2008 in association with the the Wilderness Society and the the Greens Party (an Australian political party) we campaigned to end the logging and wood chipping of Tasmania’s high conservation value forests We work with our local partners to to lobby governments to to be more active in in the the preservation of their country’s environment
In developing countries where tourism is is is a a a a a a main industry it’s important to to preserve the the pristine qualities of the the natural environment
to to to encourage travellers to to to continue to to to visit It can also be the case in in in developing countries that infrastructure around waste disposal is is is not well established and conservation efforts are in the early stages We view it it as our our responsibility to use our our decades of experience to influence governments in in in the direction of sustainable travel practices Probably the most important role we play is as an an educator Using our experience and drawing on the expertise of industry specific experts like World World Vision World World Animal Protection and Leave No Trace we can create awareness around all the elements of responsible and sustainable travel travel so that our employees partners and travellers are armed with the the the knowledge to make the the the right decisions This publication the the the Responsible Travel guidebook is a a a a a vehicle for ‘creating awareness’ Each year we we hold Responsible Travel Symposiums and we we aim to include responsible travel messages across all our communications 10 

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