Nature Based Tourism
The effects of berleying on Great White Shark behaviour
In Australia, white shark cage diving currently occurs exclusively at the Neptune Islands in South Australia, approximately 60-70 km south of Port Lincoln.
The potential for expansion of the shark cage diving industry has generated a number of issues and underpinning science is required to effectively manage the activity and the impact of berleying on the behaviour of sharks at the Neptune Islands with the specific purpose of providing a rational management plan for the industry.
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Responsible Nature-based Tourism Strategy 2004 - 2009
This strategy takes a realistic look at the opportunities and challenges in nature-based tourism in this State. It seeks to derive tourism benefits for the environment (income, jobs, sustainable regional communities) when providing benefits for the environment (generation of revenue for its protection and management, and environmental 'education').
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Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.
Ecotourism Australia believes that the ultimate definition of ecotourism is compliance with the core criteria stated within the ECO Certification Program.
Tourism businesses in Australia who have their tour, attraction or accommodation accredited under the ECO Certification Program can genuinely claim to provide authentic ecotourism experiences.
Department for Environment and Natural Resources - State
The Department for Environment and Natural Resources' business is to ensure the sustainability of South Australia. By working with Government and the community, its challenge is to respond to environmental challenges such as climate change and to find a way of life that is both prosperous and economically and environmentally sustainable.
Along with its conservation programs and scientific research, they look after the state’s botanic gardens and over 300 national parks and reserves. They encourage South Australians to actively explore their state and enjoy the diverse experiences that our parks and gardens offer.
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - Federal
The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage.