News: Environment

Global wildlife tourism generates five times more annual revenue than illegal fauna trade

In 2018, wildlife tourism directly contributed US$120.1 billion to global GDP, versus the US$23 billion in revenue attributed to the illegal trade in wildlife, or 5.2 times more,…

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Aug 12, 2019 Environment / Legal / Tourism /

 
 

Maroochydore set to become a 21st century smart city

The Maroochydore City Centre is set to become a 21st century smart city where environmental sensors will create a cleaner, healthier and more attractive city centre for residents,…

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Aug 12, 2019 Environment / Parks / Technology / Tourism /

 
 

Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrates Elephant Day

Taronga Western Plains Zoo are today celebrating World Elephant Day (12th August), a global and annual recognition of everything related to Elephants. At Taronga Western Plains Zoo,…

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Aug 12, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment /

 
 

Adelaide Zoo now home to two pig-nosed turtles

Adelaide Zoo has recently become home to two male Pig-nosed Turtles named Nitmi and Mirdawarr. The freshwater species is named after its fleshy, pig-like snout. Kaylee…

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Aug 11, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment /

 
 

Significant snowfalls transform alpine resorts

Significant snowfalls across the Australian alps have transformed the region's ski resorts. With icy winds and snow, along with wild surf and rain lashing Victoria and parts of NSW,…

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Aug 9, 2019 Environment / Recreation / Tourism /

 
 

Zoorassic attraction contributes to Perth Zoo’s highest recorded annual visitation

Perth Zoo ended the last financial year with its highest visitation on record, welcoming 717,623 people through the gates. The popular return of Zoorassic Park, featuring life-sized…

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Aug 8, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment / Tourism /

 
 

Bali Zoo successfully releases endangered Silvery Gibbon into the wild

Bali Zoo, home to numerous Indonesian and non-native fauna, has advised that its successful breeding program has seen a nine year old male gibbon named Boris, released into the wild. One…

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Aug 7, 2019 Attractions / Environment /

 
 

North Waikato trail network needed to protect recreational activities and tourism

A new report, Connecting Franklin North-Waikato stakeholder report has called for a network of off-road tracks and trails connecting New Zealand's North Waikato towns of Pokeno,…

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Aug 6, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /

 
 

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