This policy will be part of the Sustainability Policy. The policy is applicable to the excursion activities conducted by our company and all employees will follow these guidelines disclosed in this document.
This policy is effective immediately after approval by the Managing Director and circulation to staff. The policy will be formally reviewed every one year to ensure its relevance. The Managing Director or an officer delegated with such authority must approve any deviations to this policy.
We offer clients the opportunity to choose between different potentially sensitive activities:
Excursions and attractions in which captive wildlife is held are usually not offered, except for properly regulated activities in compliance with local, national and international law in rehabilitation centers directly managed by National Parks.
Our wildlife walks and tours focus not only on observing wildlife, but also on experiencing wildlife habitat and the presence of animals in their natural environment, while stimulating contact with the territory and its social and cultural realities. This is done by walking on approved trails, looking for signs of wildlife and understanding environmental issues of primary importance, such as the conservation of biodiversity, the management of wildlife – human conflicts, while offering a deeper understanding of the realities of living with wildlife.
Act sustainably, even in uncertainty
We recognise that the environment is a value recognised by international and national law and that its protection is an obligation in accordance with the principles of solidarity, sustainability, precaution and prevention. We endorse and support local, national and international policies aimed at counteracting the loss of other species and environments.
Be informed and aware
Our company’s belief is that the best way to see wildlife is in its natural habitat or not at all. We do not force wildlife to be entertained and we only offer tours where wildlife can be seen in their natural environment. We are, however, aware that our wildlife walks and tours may have an impact on the wildlife and their habitat, so we act to minimise our impact.
Wildlife species are not harvested, consumed, displayed, sold, or traded. We do not promote souvenirs or food that contain threatened flora and fauna species as indicated in the CITES treaty and the IUCN ‘Red List’.
We considers the following important general elements of sustainability in excursions:
Our company has developed specific policy guidelines for five main areas where we integrate sustainable practices. These policies fall under the scope of this general Sustainability Policy and are available as separate documents.
This policy was revised on 8 May 2023
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