Australia’s environment is one the most diverse one earth and its landscape the oldest. Two hundred years of European settlement has had a profound impact on the environment from land clearance to the introduction of invasive weeds and feral animals, impacting the country’s biodiversity. Because of this over the last 200 years Australia has the highest rate of mammal species extinction of any other country.
One luxury hotel in Australia is doing its part to make a difference and bring education to tourists who visit the country. The Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, a luxury bush camp located on the North West Cape, has made it it’s prime motivation to open minds of the guest who stay with time though guided tours of the environment, along with active debate of topical issues and day to day operations of their camps.
Along with minimal impact in construction of the camp, using 100% sustainable solar energy, composting toilets, use of local amenities incorporating native herbs, and only using locally grown produce they have become the largest contribute rot Australia’s leading non-government conservation organization, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.