Plan to Involve Traditional Land Owners in Kimberley Tourism
World Wildlife Fund Australia has announced a new project that engages traditional owners, tourism operators and industry groups to manage coastal tourism in the Kimberley region in a more sustainable and culturally sensitive way.
The joint effort, which includes The Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation (TLTC) and the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) aims to increase the number of traditional owners working in the multi-million dollar tourism industry in the region.
The project plans to work with tourism operators to ensure that the cultural and natural heritage is identified, preserved and promoted. Likewise, the project also aims to encourage education for traditional land owners in tourism management.
The Kimberley region covers and area of nearly 423,000 square kilometres. Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the region, particularly in the coastal region.