After receiving the ZAA Conservation Award for their National Kiwi Hatchery, Rainbow Springs were excited to also become a finalist in the Tourism Industry Aotearoa Conservation Award. The Conservation Award is sponsored by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and recognises a tourism business that embraces kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and protection of our natural, built and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park was announced as a finalist for Ecotourism in the Victorian Tourism Awards. This category recognises ecologically sustainable tourism businesses with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas and entrants foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation. Good luck for the awards ceremony in February Moonlit!
Taronga Conservation Society Australia is thrilled to be a three-time finalist in the 2021 NSW Tourism Awards. Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a finalist in the Major Attraction category, meanwhile Dubbo’s Zoofari Lodge and Sydney’s Wildlife Retreat are both finalists in the Unique Accommodation category. The NSW awards will also be held in February so fingers crossed for Taronga!
Wellington Zoo were honoured to have won the Toitū Envirocare Environment Award at the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2021. Their commitment to the environment is at the heart of their mahi at Wellington Zoo. As a progressive zoo, they’re constantly looking for opportunities to improve their systems, from their work with external suppliers through to the Zoo Shop.