Isle of Man wildlife short break

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Isle of Man wildlife short break

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

In England we (as with everywhere we go) we carefully choose accommodation, suppliers and transportation that either minimize their effect on the environment or help to contribute to its sustainable development. By choosing small, privately owned accommodation where possible we also look to only stay in truly eco-friendly accommodation that abide by basic and also pioneering methods of ecological sustainability. Where possible, we make sure that the our suppliers and the accommodation that we use support local projects for the protection of the wildlife and local communities which rely on tourism as the principal source of income.

We try and make sure that all the accommodation that we use is ecologically responsible and uses power and water saving measures wherever possible; as well as making sure that all the food consumed is produced locally. We also contribute and participate in as many studies that local researchers are conducting as possible.

Wildlife Promise:

By bringing people here with a professional zoologist as well as professional local guides we aim to showcase the environment in full but also allow you to learn about the problems facing the ecosystems here and highlight the ways that continued development and human exploitation affect the species and how cutting edge research is countering the problems as well as showing you examples of success stories. We also keep a record of all the great sightings we see on each tour and record the environmental factors, this data is used by ourselves but also given to the researchers who are working on many of these species. All the information collected in invaluable as the knowledge of some of the animals that live here are little understood. We also donate our pictures to the researchers to aid in their photo identification studies.

Throughout this trip we use as many locally produced and sourced foods as possible, by doing so we minimize waste as most of these locally produced products have less packaging that mass produced products. All waste we do create during the the day and on the boat, is taken back with us to the towns so they can be recycled effectively. Leaving next to no waste from packaging.

For water conservation we reduce the washing of bedding and towels by encouraging our clients to use the same towel for the duration of their trip, so to reduce water usage in cleaning them regularly.

We only use one vehicle on this trip, we minimize the amount of driving on the trip, most of the movement on the trip is walking.

Community

As with any of our tours of Europe or elsewhere in the world we always employ local guides and drivers. They have a much better local knowledge and also help to bring in revenue sources to the local community. All of the camps and lodges that we stay in make sure that all our resources such as food, drink and equipment is locally sourced.

We also try and make sure that all the local guides that we hire and who work for the suppliers we utilise are from the local area. We think that by employing local guides and local suppliers we have encouraging a future generation to follow this career path. Many of the accommodations and suppliers that we use are involved in community based projects and schools in particular.

Throughout the safari we have opportunities to purchase local products as well as seeing how they are produced. We will be traveling through communities that produce local crafts and products for their traditional uses as well as tourism.

When traveling we give all of our clients the opportunity to contribute and participate in local traditions and activities.

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