Wild Earth Adventures
We specialize in small group eco-adventures in coastal British Columbia. After working as an environmental activist in Western Canada, this UK business was established to share a passion for wild places while promoting sustainable tourism.
The area offers the best variety of landscapes and range of experiences with some of the best wildlife viewing possibilities in remote and pristine wilderness. This area has a strong First Nations community that offers an interesting cultural aspect to our trips. Working closely with the local community from fisheries biologists to local teachers and horse packers, creates a unique and educational adventure.
Member since: 25 Jun 2008
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
- Where possible and practical, Wild Earth Adventures seeks to use locally owned and operated suppliers and employ local people as leaders and staff to operate our tours.
- We believe and try to ensure that our suppliers and local staff are treated as equals socially, given practical support by our tour leaders and not given an unreasonable workload
- Local suppliers are audited to identify responsible tourism issues on the services they operate and we work with them to find solutions. Tour leaders are our eyes on the ground to identify issues and discuss good and bad practice with local staff and suppliers.
- Small groups may ‘leave fewer footprints’ but they still leave footprints! We are aware that wherever we go we are having an impact on the environment. Group sizes are determined by what is appropriate to the area we are travelling to. Tours involving wildlife visits and walking are often smaller in order to minimise disruption to wildlife and the natural habitat.
- We advise clients to turn a/c, lights, TVs and fans off when not in room and consider not using a/c if possible as well as give advice on respecting the animals and wildlife in the areas we visit and reducing any waste and pollution generated.
- Water should ALWAYS be used sparingly. Even in countries with seemingly ample water supply, energy is used in sewage and clean water processing; overuse could be depleting the water table and causing further pollution.
- We plan tours in a way which maximises the opportunity to meet local people and learn about the local culture as well as providing employment for local people by using local guides and locally owned and operated services
- We present talks and discussions on all aspects of the history and culture to present a balanced view of the country.
- We use fair trade tea and coffee in the office, as this supports vulnerable farmers rather than adding to the profits of global enterprises.