Desert Island Survival

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We specialise in providing people with the skills to survive on tropical desert islands. Clients are marooned on a remote Pacific island where they will receive training before being cast away with 'limited equipment' to live out their adventure.
Member since: 15 Mar 2017

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

We are a very small operation at this stage. As we grow in size we would love to make charitable donations. As far as employment, we only employ local boat driver and do not stay in chain hotels. The island which we start and finish from tend to be remote and benefit from the extra tourist money that we bring in.

Environmental responsibility

We are operating in remote pristine locations and we feel it is our duty to ensure they remain that way. Therefore Preservation and the protection of the environment our priority. We ensure that we leave no trace of our being on the island and take time at the end of every expedition to deconstruct shelters and collect litter we find washed up on the beach, particularly that which can be of harm to the local wildlife. We finish every expedition with a big clean up and every individual takes a large bin liner of rubbish with them off the island.

It is worth noting that throughout the expedition we will fish for our supper for 7 nights. As a passionate environmentalist who wrote his thesis on the effects of scuba tourism on coral reefs, I know more than anyone the challenge our oceans are currently facing. With this in mind we are highly species selective and ensure that we only take fish of adequate size and of sustainable species. Whenever catch more than we need to sustain the group and there is never a bi-catch. We never eat any species, which are threatened or protected.
Finally, we no not as of yet but we have full intention of implementing a carbon offsetting option for all of our clients. If you have a suggestion of the best way to approach this we would love to know.

Social responsibility

At present we do not have any interaction with local projects. However, As a general ethos, we are teaching people how to use indigenous primitive skills in order to survive. If we can find the appropriate people in the regions we operate, we would like to commence the expedition with a lecture from a local who still uses these techniques and is happy to ensure they are passed on to future generations.

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