CaringCaring for Australia’s Natural and Cultural Heritagesince 1970
for Australia’s Natural and Cultural Heritage since 1...
Varied career background in a range of
industries, including in tourism, executive
roles at Taronga Zoo, Earth Exchange
Mu...
Summary of Lecture Points

Philanthropy Opportunities and Vision

Australian National Landscapes

Current Ecotourism relat...
The National Estate includes national parks and
other lands reserved for public usage i.e.
‘protected areas’.

The term (‘...
Natural heritage is the legacy of natural objects
and intangible attributes encompassing the
countryside and natural envir...
Boley, B.B. after Thompson, S. 2009

Indigenous
Tourism

Cuisine

Agritourism

Heritage
ECOTOURISM
Tourism

Cultural Sight...
Source: Honey, 2008: Ecotourism and Sustainable Development and The International
Ecotourism Society, 1990

Ecotourism – r...
Minimises impact

Builds environmental awareness

Provides financial benefits and empowerment for
local people

Respects l...
Involves Travel to Natural Destinations
Involves travel to natural destinations

Minimises impact

1.

2.

Seven Principles of Ecotourism
Minimises Impact
Involves travel to natural destinations

Minimises impact

Builds environmental awareness

1.

2.

3.

Seven Principles of...
Builds Environmental Awareness
Involves travel to natural destinations

Minimises impact

Builds environmental awareness

Provides financial benefits and...
For every tour that is purchased, travellers will
help make a difference to the local community
and natural environment in...
Involves travel to natural destinations

Minimises impact

Builds environmental awareness

Provides financial benefits and...
Respecting Local Culture
Seven Principles of Ecotourism
Involves travel to natural destinations

Minimises impact

Builds environmental awareness

Provides financial benefits and...
Supports human rights

Yuraygir Coastal Walk
Minimises impact

Builds environmental awareness

Provides financial benefits and empowerment for
local people

Respects l...
Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a
primary focus on experiencing natural areas that
fosters environment...
Currently no specific focus on philanthropy and
funding of wildlife conservation research.

In Australia, ECO Certificatio...
Source: Oxford Dictionary

a philanthropic institution; a charity.

the desire to promote the welfare of others,
expressed...
Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
Today the Foundation continues the tradition of growing
parks and caring for them and the species that inhabit
them.

When...
Foundation achievements
There are tax incentives for landholders
donating land but the real value is the growth
of our national parks and the prot...
The FNPW funds threatened species recovery
programs. The FNPW has saved animals such
as the Lord Howe Island woodhen, Goul...
Finally, the FNPW involves the community in
the conservation of Australia's native plants and
animals through environmenta...
Pleistocene dune system
& ancient lake highlighting
50,000 years of continuous
human habitation

Willandra Lakes
World Her...
To date the Foundation has saved four species
from extinction and funded projects to
research and conserve over 30 other
A...
Over 40 Years of Caring
Foundation achievements
Foundation achievements
Foundation achievements
The Foundation continues to purchase
suitable land to add to and extend our
national reserves for future generations.

Nat...
Ecotourism & Protected Areas – Yuraygir Coastal Walk

Strategic Partnerships
Yuraygir Coastal Walk, NSW
Minimal impact, local benefits

Yuraygir Coastal Walk
‘Follow the Coastal Emu’

Yuraygir Coastal Walk
Providing direct financial benefits for conservation

Yuraygir Coastal Walk
Respecting Local Culture

Yuraygir Coastal Walk
Strategic partnerships Accommodation providers
within Protected areas
Ecotourism & Wildlife Conservation – Eastern Quoll, Tasmania

Strategic Partnership Opportunities
To undertake these projects in the area in which the
ecotour is being undertaken.

Future:

To act ‘on call’ as an interes...
Eastern Quoll Trapping, Tasmania
Eastern Quoll Monitoring
Eastern Quoll Pathology Testing
Eastern Quoll – A Bloodied Experience!
Help scientists study the response of koalas to climate
change to conserve their habitats and population.
Traverse the Gre...
The project seeks to explore the direct effect
of climate change on koalas by examining which
parts of the landscape and w...
Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

University of Sydney School of Biological
Sciences & Veterinary School

Landcare...
European farming settlements, Dorothy Mackellar, and
indigenous culture (Kamilaroi peoples etc.)

Macropods, koalas, profi...
Tracking Koalas
Koala in a Tree
Koala Wrangling
Koala Wrangling
Koala Examination
Koala Unwrangling
Koala Back in the Wild
Thanks A Lot!
Koala Scat Research!
Australia’s
National
Landscapes
Flinders Ranges National Landscape
Flinders Ranges National Landscape
The Cazneaux Tree - Flinders Ranges NP
This protocol has already seen the inclusion of a
geotrail project as an endorsed program of the
Experience Development St...
Scenic Rim – Green Cauldron
National Landscape
The program supports sustainable tourism development
by connecting travelers to projects that improve the
environment, boo...
There are two ways to give – directly to the responsible
non-profits that have been vetted through the fund or on
the Glob...
Field Research ‘experiential’ tourism - ‘ecotourists’.

http://www.ecotourism.org/voluntourism-guidelines

‘voluntourists’...
22. DOI 10.1007/s10640-011-9515-5.

and Endangered Species in a National Park. Environmental and Resource Economics. 52: 1...
The FNPW is one leading ‘not for profit’ NGO which can provide
a vehicle for ecotourism driven philanthropy.

In time, it ...
Email
arobinson@fnpw.org.au
angus@leisuresolutions.com.au

Call us
(02) 9221 1949

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  1. 1. CaringCaring for Australia’s Natural and Cultural Heritagesince 1970 for Australia’s Natural and Cultural Heritage since 1970 Angus M Robinson, Adjunct Lecturer School of Marketing, Tourism & Leisure Commercial and philanthropic opportunities for enhancing wildlife conservation through ecotourism Friday 21 September, 2012 ‘Planning & Development’ Lecture
  2. 2. Varied career background in a range of industries, including in tourism, executive roles at Taronga Zoo, Earth Exchange Museum, and Mt Hotham Alpine Resort. Chair, Geotourism Sub Committee, Geological Society of Australia. Board member, Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW. Certified ecotourism operator. Lecturer – Angus M Robinson
  3. 3. Summary of Lecture Points Philanthropy Opportunities and Vision Australian National Landscapes Current Ecotourism related partnerships Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife A question of definitions and principles Lecture Points
  4. 4. The National Estate includes national parks and other lands reserved for public usage i.e. ‘protected areas’. The term (‘National Estate’) was incorporated into the Australian Heritage Commission Act and is used to describe a collection of buildings and sites that are worthy of preservation for a variety of reasons. It covers natural environments as well as European history and Aboriginal culture. National Estate
  5. 5. Natural heritage is the legacy of natural objects and intangible attributes encompassing the countryside and natural environment, including flora and fauna, scientifically known as biodiversity, and geology, landforms and soil landscapes i.e. geodiversity. Understanding Natural Heritage
  6. 6. Boley, B.B. after Thompson, S. 2009 Indigenous Tourism Cuisine Agritourism Heritage ECOTOURISM Tourism Cultural Sightseeing Tourism i.e. ‘experiential tourism’ ‘Geotourism’ incorporating all types of ‘place-based’ tourism
  7. 7. Source: Honey, 2008: Ecotourism and Sustainable Development and The International Ecotourism Society, 1990 Ecotourism – responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people, defined by a set of principles Adventure tourism is nature tourism ‘on steroids’ Wildlife tourism involves travel to observe animals, birds and fish in their native habitats. Nature tourism – involves travel to unspolied places to experience and enjoy nature Recreation activities: A Question of Definitions
  8. 8. Minimises impact Builds environmental awareness Provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people Respects local culture Supports human rights and democratic movements, AND Provides direct financial benefits for conservation 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Source: Honey, 2008: Ecotourism and Sustainable Development Involves travel to natural destinations 1. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  9. 9. Involves Travel to Natural Destinations
  10. 10. Involves travel to natural destinations Minimises impact 1. 2. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  11. 11. Minimises Impact
  12. 12. Involves travel to natural destinations Minimises impact Builds environmental awareness 1. 2. 3. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  13. 13. Builds Environmental Awareness
  14. 14. Involves travel to natural destinations Minimises impact Builds environmental awareness Provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people 1. 2. 3. 4. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  15. 15. For every tour that is purchased, travellers will help make a difference to the local community and natural environment in North Borneo. A portion of tour revenue is set aside to fund various projects in Kudat, Kinabatangan and Kundasang through a non-profit organisation, Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies Society. A sister company, Sukau Rainforest Lodge also contributes RM4.00 since 2000 for every international guest who stays at the lodge. Borneo Ecotours
  16. 16. Involves travel to natural destinations Minimises impact Builds environmental awareness Provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people Respects local culture 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  17. 17. Respecting Local Culture
  18. 18. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  19. 19. Involves travel to natural destinations Minimises impact Builds environmental awareness Provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people Respects local culture Supports human rights and democratic movements 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  20. 20. Supports human rights Yuraygir Coastal Walk
  21. 21. Minimises impact Builds environmental awareness Provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people Respects local culture Supports human rights and democratic movements Provides direct financial benefits for conservation 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Source: Honey, 2008: Ecotourism and Sustainable Development Involves travel to natural destinations 1. Seven Principles of Ecotourism
  22. 22. Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation. Ecotourism Australia believes that the ultimate definition of ecotourism is compliance with the core criteria stated within the Eco Certification Program. Australian Definition of Ecotourism
  23. 23. Currently no specific focus on philanthropy and funding of wildlife conservation research. In Australia, ECO Certification has three levels of achievement which have been developed to accommodate for a range of businesses and, • their level of commitment to sustainability, dedication/applicability to social and cultural responsibilities, and • the level of interpretation and education involved in the product(s). Eco Certification Criteria
  24. 24. Source: Oxford Dictionary a philanthropic institution; a charity. the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. Definition of Philanthropy
  25. 25. Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
  26. 26. Today the Foundation continues the tradition of growing parks and caring for them and the species that inhabit them. When then Premier of NSW, the Hon Tom Lewis MP, first established the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, he had a vision of establishing a complementary organisation, constituted mainly from the corporate sector, to acquire parks for the Service. Hence the birth of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in 1970. The Foundation
  27. 27. Foundation achievements
  28. 28. There are tax incentives for landholders donating land but the real value is the growth of our national parks and the protection given to our plants and animals cared for under their management. The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife is the only organisation in Australia whose philanthropy is an investment in our public estate, for all to enjoy. Volunteering Land for Conservation
  29. 29. The FNPW funds threatened species recovery programs. The FNPW has saved animals such as the Lord Howe Island woodhen, Gould’s Petrel and the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby from extinction. Over its history the FNPW has added over 500,000 hectares to Australia’s national reserve system, for the enjoyment of all. 1. Foundation Achievements
  30. 30. Finally, the FNPW involves the community in the conservation of Australia's native plants and animals through environmental education. The Foundation protects our heritage icons as sources of inspiration for future generations of Australians and visitors from across the world. Some examples of cultural heritage FNPW has helped protect include the World Heritage Old Great North Road, Kosciuszko Historic Huts, Fort Denison, and Mungo. 2. Foundation Achievements
  31. 31. Pleistocene dune system & ancient lake highlighting 50,000 years of continuous human habitation Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area and Mungo National Park
  32. 32. To date the Foundation has saved four species from extinction and funded projects to research and conserve over 30 other Australian plant and animal species. Since its inception in 1970, the Foundation has been funding scientifically based projects for the benefit of Australian native species. FNPW and Philanthropy
  33. 33. Over 40 Years of Caring
  34. 34. Foundation achievements
  35. 35. Foundation achievements
  36. 36. Foundation achievements
  37. 37. The Foundation continues to purchase suitable land to add to and extend our national reserves for future generations. National Parks remain the core of our protected land system. Growing our parks is essential to safeguard our natural heritage for future Australians. Growing Our National Parks
  38. 38. Ecotourism & Protected Areas – Yuraygir Coastal Walk Strategic Partnerships
  39. 39. Yuraygir Coastal Walk, NSW
  40. 40. Minimal impact, local benefits Yuraygir Coastal Walk
  41. 41. ‘Follow the Coastal Emu’ Yuraygir Coastal Walk
  42. 42. Providing direct financial benefits for conservation Yuraygir Coastal Walk
  43. 43. Respecting Local Culture Yuraygir Coastal Walk
  44. 44. Strategic partnerships Accommodation providers within Protected areas
  45. 45. Ecotourism & Wildlife Conservation – Eastern Quoll, Tasmania Strategic Partnership Opportunities
  46. 46. To undertake these projects in the area in which the ecotour is being undertaken. Future: To act ‘on call’ as an interested sponsor of threatened species wildlife conservation projects which have as their principal objective, the maintenance and/or regeneration of wildlife habitat. These projects can be located either within national parks or within public or private lands in any location in Australia. Now: Philanthropy Vision
  47. 47. Eastern Quoll Trapping, Tasmania
  48. 48. Eastern Quoll Monitoring
  49. 49. Eastern Quoll Pathology Testing
  50. 50. Eastern Quoll – A Bloodied Experience!
  51. 51. Help scientists study the response of koalas to climate change to conserve their habitats and population. Traverse the Great Otway NP while conducting valuable research on koala habitats to understand the impact of climate change on population and behaviour. During organised expeditions, volunteers will get the chance to work closely with koalas and be involved in all aspects of the research. Leisure Solutions® is a current year sponsor. Koala Research Program for Volunteers Earthwatch Great Otway NP, Victoria
  52. 52. The project seeks to explore the direct effect of climate change on koalas by examining which parts of the landscape and which tree species koalas use, and what condition they are in during a heat wave. Koalas are dependent on selecting the right tree in the right place at the right time. Wildlife Conservation Koala ‘Tree Choice’ Gunnedah, NSW
  53. 53. Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife University of Sydney School of Biological Sciences & Veterinary School Landcare NSW Inc Gunnedah Research Centre National Parks & Wildlife Service Koala Tree Choice Participants
  54. 54. European farming settlements, Dorothy Mackellar, and indigenous culture (Kamilaroi peoples etc.) Macropods, koalas, profilic birdlife common – Koala Capital of Australia! Mixed dry land eucalypts and Pilliga Scrub varieties e.g. Cypress Pine, Casuarinas etc. Gunnedah Basin Permian Coal Measures and covered by Triassic sediments and rich volcanic derived soils – broad flood plains with class 1 to 5 soils. Gunnedah Natural Heritage
  55. 55. Tracking Koalas
  56. 56. Koala in a Tree
  57. 57. Koala Wrangling
  58. 58. Koala Wrangling
  59. 59. Koala Examination
  60. 60. Koala Unwrangling
  61. 61. Koala Back in the Wild
  62. 62. Thanks A Lot!
  63. 63. Koala Scat Research!
  64. 64. Australia’s National Landscapes
  65. 65. Flinders Ranges National Landscape
  66. 66. Flinders Ranges National Landscape
  67. 67. The Cazneaux Tree - Flinders Ranges NP
  68. 68. This protocol has already seen the inclusion of a geotrail project as an endorsed program of the Experience Development Strategy (EDS) for the Green Cauldron National Landscape. The Geological Society of Australia and Parks Australia have recently concluded a protocol to enable the input of geoscience information into National Landscapes programs. National Landscape/GSA Protocol
  69. 69. Scenic Rim – Green Cauldron National Landscape
  70. 70. The program supports sustainable tourism development by connecting travelers to projects that improve the environment, boost local incomes, and enhance the destination for future visitors. The fund opens the door for travelers to give back to Ethiopia, ensuring their visits leave a positive impact. The USAID-funded Ethiopia Sustainable Tourism Alliance, with support from Sustainable Travel International, is proud to introduce the Ethiopia Travelers Philanthropy Fund. Travelers Philanthropy - Ethiopa
  71. 71. There are two ways to give – directly to the responsible non-profits that have been vetted through the fund or on the Global Giving website. e.g. plant a tree in a village or provide an energy saving stove to a family. Travelers can donate to and visit local communities that are working hard to protect their forests and rehabilitate degraded land. Visitors can book a trip through one of their partnering tour operators and request that the itinerary includes a visit to one/both of the project sites. Tour operators are including visits to conservation and community development projects in their itineraries. Travelers Philanthropy - Ethiopa
  72. 72. Field Research ‘experiential’ tourism - ‘ecotourists’. http://www.ecotourism.org/voluntourism-guidelines ‘voluntourists’ e.g. Earthwatch, Conservation Volunteers Australia, World Expeditions etc. Sponsorship of vehicle leases. Per unit donations for research costs e.g. pathology tests, GPS collars. Corporate sponsorship of part or full project costs. Royalty payments from tour operators on prorata basis. Philanthropy Opportunities linked to Ecotourism
  73. 73. 22. DOI 10.1007/s10640-011-9515-5. and Endangered Species in a National Park. Environmental and Resource Economics. 52: 1- Source: Bednar-Friedl, B., Behrens, D.A. and Getzner, M. (2012) Optimal Dynamic Control of Visitors species conservation measures, such as species restocking. habitat conservation measures, i.e. expanding buffer zones or creating quiet zones with the help of signposts, and visitor control limiting visitors Three types of measures were specifically highlighted by the mathematical model: The 'two-edged' effect of ecotourism, whereby visitors provide revenues for costly conservation efforts, whilst at the same time potentially affecting endangered species, can be managed to ensure species' population levels are not affected. Tauern National Park, Austria and the Endangered Rock Partridge Case Study
  74. 74. The FNPW is one leading ‘not for profit’ NGO which can provide a vehicle for ecotourism driven philanthropy. In time, it is predicted that eco-certification will directly embrace wildlife conservation support. With an increasing level of promotion of ‘nature based’ tourism into both established protected areas and National Landscapes, more opportunities will arise. Demonstrated opportunities are now readily available for industry participation. By definition, ecotourism requires a commitment by tour operators and accommodation providers to contribute to providing direct financial benefits for conservation. Lecture Points Summary
  75. 75. Email arobinson@fnpw.org.au angus@leisuresolutions.com.au Call us (02) 9221 1949 Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/fnpw Become our friend on Facebook www.facebook.com/fnpw.1970 www.facebook.com/backyardbuddies Visit our website www.fnpw.org.au and sign up for our newsletter! For more Information about FNPW

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