Greenwings View On Responsible Tourism
We strive to operate in an environmentally responsible way, through our own actions and through our procurement of services for our toursThe people behind Greenwings are conservationists and at the heart of our company is a belief and a passion in protecting the natural world. We strive to operate in an environmentally responsible way, through our own actions and through our procurement of services for our tours – for example using local guides and conservation aware local service providers.
Everyone accepts that air travel makes a big contribution towards global warming or climate change. We encourage all our guests to make donations to offset the harmful CO2 emissions that their flights will unavoidably create. This is a voluntary action and the amount donated is left up to each individual. We are always happy to suggest suitable recipient organisations for donations.
It is our belief however that there are far more positive contributions made by responsible ecotourism than negative. It benefits local communities and their economies and it can demonstrate and promote a strong interest and desire to protect the natural world.
Our Commitments To Conservation
We are active supporters of conservation through sponsorship and direct donations. We donate money to a local conservation project or to an appropriate charity from every single one of our holidays and we work with several organisations in a variety of different ways to promote them and their conservation objectives.
We are active supporters of conservation through sponsorship and direct donations. We donate money to a local conservation project or to an appropriate charity from every single one of our holidays
Almost all of our leaders either work for, or used to work or volunteer for, conservation organisations like Butterfly Conservation, RSPB, The Wildife Trusts and so on. In fact many of our leaders are actively involved with wildlife charities, volunteering their time and energy in a manner of different ways. They therefore have a deep understanding of nature conservation and the wide ranging issues and challenges that we face on a daily basis to care for the natural world.
We work with local guides and use local products and services wherever possible for our holidays. We believe emphatically that in doing so we are helping to support the local economies of the places we visit and showing the value and importance of the natural world. This is particularly beneficial in countries where the concept of valuing nature for its intrinsic value is either in its infancy or unheard of.
We donate photographs to any wildlife charity that wishes to use them to promote care, interest and protection of the natural world. Numerous images from our leaders can be seen gracing magazine front covers, books, leaflets and calendars – often these are sold to raise funds for a particular wildlife project or charity.