Jane Goodall Institute and G Adventures Partner to Offer Wildlife Focused Journeys
PHOTO: Jane Goodall Institue and G Adventures offer a new collection of tours. (Photo courtesy Michael Neugabauer)
At an event on World Tourism Day, G Adventures announced a new partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute and the launch of the Jane Goodall Collection of curated wildlife journeys.
All of the trips that are a part of this collection are endorsed by Dr. Goodall, a renowned primatologist, whose Jane Goodall Institute protects endangered species through conservation strategies that incorporate the needs of local communities, a strategy that perfectly lines with G Adventures dedication to sustainable tourism.
Goodall has also wholeheartedly supported G Adventures Animal Welfare policy, which was introduced in 2015, which covers all of the tour operators more than 700 journeys around the world. In order to gain the endorsement of Goodall, none of the trips had to be altered, as they already aligned with her own beliefs.
“I want to congratulate G Adventures on their animal welfare policy, which is so aligned with our values. My vision is that one day people can live in harmony with nature. Travel can be a powerful way to learn about the natural world and our relationship with it,” said Goodall.
G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip is also proud to be working with someone who he sees as a hero.
“It’s an honor to work with Dr. Jane Goodall, but more importantly to continue her legacy by helping raise awareness of her work with our travelers. She has been an inspiration for me since starting G Adventures 26 years ago,” said Poon Tip. “As a social enterprise we are well known for our work with people and local communities in the places we visit. However, as the United Nations prepares to welcome 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, my team and I also wanted to highlight the work we are doing to protect the animals with whom we share our planet.”
There are 20 trips included within the Jane Goodall Collection. Below is a sampling of what is offered.
This eight-day journey travels roundtrip from Kota Kinabalu and includes a river safari to spot proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, gibbons; an afternoon visit to the orangutan rehabilitation center in Sepilok; and a trip to Libaran Island by boat to have a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program.
Highlights of Madagascar
This 14-day journey highlights the island’s unique wildlife, found almost nowhere else in the world. Visitors are able to walk through ancient baobab forests, spot several species of lemurs, wild geckos, chameleons, birds and insects, swim in hidden blue canyon pools and more.
Galapagos Island Hopping
Visitors stay at a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse on the island of Floreana where guests can take guided walks to see birds and other wildlife. Boat trips visit Islote Tintoreras to view a white tip reef shark breeding ground and see marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, penguins and more. Guests also visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.
Kenya Safari Experience
This is an eight-day adventure that includes daily safari drives in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, see the Masai way of life, learn about rhino conservation and more.
To view the complete collection of journeys, go here.
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