Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA) has been a leader in responsible tourism since 1984, organising world-class tours to some of the most adventurous and wildlife-rich places on earth. Whether it be small-group tours to the Galapogas, trips to view polar bears in Churchill, or secluded safaris in Botswana, NHA ensure their tours are sensitive to the local wildlife and environment (they’re also the world’s first 100% carbon neutral travel company!).
We’re impressed with their partnership with WWF – by sharing the same conservation and education values, the charity’s support ensures that NHA continues to offer the best holidays for tourists while respecting the local wildlife.
On awarding the accolade, Outside magazine explained, “Natural Habitat Adventures rose above the rest…Much of the world’s wildlife is going the way of the brontosaurus, and NHA is making valiant efforts to do something about it: it’s the official travel partner of the World Wildlife Fund, and since 2003 it has donated more than $1.4 million to the non-profit. In 2006, NHA started paying to offset its trips’ carbon emissions.”
Reacting to the win, Ben Bressler, Founder and President of NHA, said, “I am so proud of this award! It means we have been successful in our mission: to share the wild wonders of our planet with travellers who are as passionate about nature as we are, and to do it in the very best way possible — in small groups, led by the world’s best naturalist expedition leaders, in a low-impact manner that helps to protect the planet we all care so much about.
“I believe deeply in the value of travel. And when people travel to see wildlife — whether it’s the polar bears of Churchill, the whales of Baja or India’s threatened tigers — their lives are changed and so too may be the welfare of those animals.”
Worthy winners – congratulations NHA!
To find out more about Natural Habitat Adventures, and the trips on offer, visit www.nathab.com