Why are you launching it now?
We are in the most unique position for the first time in nearly forty years where we haven’t had groups travelling. In addition it has become obvious that we don’t only love our natural world, we need it. Now is the time to make improvements to our holidays, to our homes, to our lives, to ensure the future is cleaner, is kinder, and that the planet can continue to support us indefinitely.
COVID19 has highlighted the importance of animal and nature protection. If poorly managed, tourism tends to exploit nature, its wildlife, and its limited resources, resulting in biodiversity loss, Climate Change, and greater human-wildlife challenges. This includes heightened exposure to viral transference between animals and humans (Hockings M. et al. 2020). Environmental sustainability in tourism is therefore not only better for people, nature, and its wildlife, but integral to prevent future pandemics. It is vital at this point in time that all businesses, including Explore, ‘Build Back Better for Animals’ (ANIMONDIAL 2020).