It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Leaders & local suppliers:
As a part of our continued commitment to responsible tourism, we work closely with our local operator to run this trip in a way that aims to reduce impacts and to give as much back as possible to the local communities.
Our local partners promote sustainable practices in their operation, and teach and practice the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics curriculum to minimize the impact of the activities on the environment.
Our local partners feature recycling of product waste including plastics, aluminium, paper, and glass with the assistance of the National Park Service, a program made possible through the Greening of the Parks Act.
Our local partners hire only local guides and services to contribute to the local economies and thereby promote sustainable, long-term stability to Yellowstone’s communities through ecotourism.
Our local partners have developed a code of wildlife watching ethics for visitors to the park that emphasizes respect for the wildlife and for fellow visitors.
Our local partners contribute to the Yellowstone Wolf Project’s research and education initiatives through the Yellowstone Park Foundation. This work provides for scientific endeavors to better understand the ecology of the wolf and better protect their place in nature.
To combat the opposition to wolves in local and regional communities our local partners participate on the board of advisors for Living With Wolves, an organization dedicated to raising broad public awareness of the truth about wolves, their social nature, their importance to healthy ecosystems, and the threats to their survival. Programs are designed to build tolerance that can lead to coexistence between people and wolves sharing the same land.
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.
Our holidays are designed with the objective of seeing wildlife in its local habitat. Small group tours enable us to limit our presence on the environment and ensure that our operations do not disrupt the balance of nature. The conservation of endangered species is at the heart of what we do and a number of our wildlife trips directly support this, such as the payment of gorilla permits in Rwanda or national park fees in the Masai Mara or Galapagos