On 27 August, the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) released the new Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013–2020. The plan was developed following a six-week public consultation period during which 78 written submissions were received from organisations and individuals.
Key issues raised through the public consultation centred around six themes:
- conservation and protection—the majority of submissions (72%) identified resource protection and conservation as critical to maintaining Queensland’s high-quality natural values, which underpin the ecotourism industry
- links to other initiatives
- adventure and indigenous ecotourism and opportunities
Read the Queensland Ecotourism Plan at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/tourism/ecotourism/strategies.