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.