Ecotourism certification for Blue Mountains National Park

At the National Parks and Wildlife Service's visitor centre in Blackheath... the Blue Mountains National Park has joined the ranks of Ecotourism Australia’s Certified Destinations.

At the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s visitor centre in Blackheath… the Blue Mountains National Park has joined the ranks of Ecotourism Australia’s Certified Destinations.

Australia’s most accessible wilderness destination, the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales (NSW), has joined the ranks of Ecotourism Australia’s Certified Destinations, EcoTourism Australia reports.

The park’s new status was announced on 28 October 2017 by Shayne Mallard MLC and David Crust, who is National Parks and Wildlife Service regional director as well as a director of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute.

The certification recognises the Blue Mountains National park – part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – as a destination which demonstrates exceptional commitment and responsibility to the local community, the park’s natural and cultural values, and sustainable development.

“It’s great to have the Blue Mountains National Parks joining our growing number of Ecotourism Certified Destinations,” said Ecotourism Australia chief executive Rod Hillman.

“It’s a real leadership statement by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and demonstrates a clear understanding of their role and obligation to the natural environment and to visitors.” Read more…

EcoTourism Australia chief executive Rod Hillman with Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute chair Peter Cochrane.

David Crust (left), regional manager, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and a director of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute (BMWHI), with BMWHI chair Peter Cochrane.

Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute

 

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