News: Environment

World Urban Parks looks to offer increased member opportunities

World Urban Parks has advised its stakeholders of “important new directions” and significantly increased opportunities for its members. World Urban Parks is the international…

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Jul 30, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


New Phillip Island Penguin Parade visitor centre opens

One of Victoria’s most popular tourism experiences, the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island has opened its new visitor centre designed by award-winning Terroir Architects. Built at a…

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Jul 29, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment / Tourism / Venues /


Recognising ancient culture sees land added to Murujuga National Park

Murujuga National Park, home to the world's highest concentration of rock art engravings, will be expanded to include a 221-hectare parcel of land previously zoned for industrial use,…

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Jul 28, 2019 Arts / Culture / Environment / Parks /


Phuket to push sustainability agenda during PHIST 2019 conference

Preparing to host Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism 2019 conference (PHIST 2019), Phuket aims to push the sustainability agenda. PHIST 2019 is the annual event that unites the…

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Jul 28, 2019 Environment / Tourism /


US$41 million expansion underway at UAE’s Al Ain Zoo

Abu Dhabi-based Musanada has started construction on four expansion projects at the Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates with the additions to include new areas for reptiles, elephants,…

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Jul 26, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Tourism /


Houtman Abrolhos Islands listed as National Park

The pristine coral haven of the Houtman Abrolhos island chain off the coast of Western Australia are to be protected and made more accessible with the creation of the Houtman Abrolhos…

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Jul 26, 2019 Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Leakage leads to closure of ageing Sydney swimming pool

The Kogarah War Memorial Pool in Sydney's south has been shut indefinitely by the Georges River Council as a result of water leaking and polluting a local river. Closed for winter…

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Jul 25, 2019 Aquatics / Environment / Finance / Recreation /


Upgraded Nitmiluk Visitor Centre opens in the Northern Territory

Visitors to Nitmiluk National Park can enjoy the newly refurbished Visitor Centre as part of the Northern Territory Government’s $10 million investment into tourism infrastructure at…

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Jul 23, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Recreation / Tourism /


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