CaPTA strives to achieve environmental and social sustainability and through its tour companies Jungle Tours & Trekking and Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters, operates in and adjacent to World Heritage listed areas of Far North Queensland including the Daintree National Park, Wooroonooran National Park and Tully Gorge National Park.
The group is committed to protecting and preserving the areas in which it operates to ensure not only its own viability but also the viability of the communities which benefit directly from tourism generated by these areas, and with respect to heritage values and the culture of Traditional Owner groups.
CaPTA is also committed to sustainability and has introduced many of its own initiatives to minimize its impact on the environment. These initiatives include natural resource management activities, waste reduction programs and education.
This commitment is further illustrated through participation in the ecotourism certification programs operated by Ecotourism Australia. Wildlife Habitat holds Advanced Ecotourism certification while Jungle Tours & Trekking and Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters (Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tours) both hold Nature Tourism certification. CaPTA periodically reviews and re-evaluates its environmental and sustainability initiatives as new information and technology becomes available.
CaPTA complies with all relevant legislation and regulations and strives to achieve environmental best practice in all of its operations. Managers have the responsibility of ensuring ongoing environmental performance, identification of environmental risks, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental and social sustainability measures. Special consideration will be given to the employing and empowering local staff and wherever efficient and environmentally sustainable, products and services will be sourced locally.
Staff are encouraged to present the group’s commitment to protecting the environment and to social sustainability to guests, suppliers, contractors, agents and wholesalers and to promote our status under the Ecotourism Australia Certification Programs.