Australian Wildlife Journeys has aligned its sustainability vision with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted in 2015, there are a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that call for urgent action by countries, both developed and developing, in a global partnership to improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth, whilst tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

We believe that individual citizens, governments and all businesses need to work together to achieve these goals and that the tourism sector has a lead role in raising awareness and expediting implementation of initiatives that address these challenges. The following sections outline key programs implemented by Australian Wildlife Journeys’ members that directly address eight SDGs for the tourism sector in Australia. The nature of these goals are often integrated, with initiatives covering multiple goals. They are designed to make it easier for making it easier for travellers to assess how we are tackling issues, in particular the loss of biodiversity, whilst providing activities and actions to achieve a more sustainable future for people and planet.

UN Sustainability Development Goals List

SDG 4 - Quality Education 

a. Code of Conduct for Wildlife Interactions

b. Contributions to Academic Research

c. Educational Programs & Schools


SDG 15 - Life on Land

a. Citizen Science on Land

b. Tree Planting & Noxious Weed Removal

c. Maintenance of Equipment


SDG 15 - Life Below Water

a. Citizen Science and Data Collection Below the Surface

b. Marine Debris Tracking and Removal


SDG 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation

a. Monitoring Water Quality, Water Usage & Desalination


SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy

a. Renewable Energy


SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities

a. Supporting Regional Communities


SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production

a. Reduce, Recycle & Reuse


SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

 a. NFP, Private & Public Partnerships