We are thrilled to hear that World Animal Protection UK has just been nominated for the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Award, to be announced at the World Travel Market in London on World Responsible Tourism day (8th November).
After a year of asking, and over 330,000 people demanding action, we finally got to meet with TripAdvisor last week. We discussed how they can help protect wild animals being abused in the tourism industry.
Travel companies have a critical role to play in determining the fate of wild animals in the tourism industry. Thankfully, some are beginning to take on their rightful responsibility – but others still need to step up.
We’re delighted to announce that our new permanent CEO, Steve McIvor, has been appointed. Steve has extensive experience within both the animal welfare and corporate sectors, most recently as our acting CEO and Global Director of Programmes.
Yesterday we launched a petition and revealed the shocking truth about the world’s leading travel review website. It’s more than just a review site, TripAdvisor actively promotes and profits from some of the cruellest wildlife tourist attractions.