The Leave No Trace program is a globally recognized initiative that promotes responsible outdoor behavior and the protection of the environment. The program has a strong presence in Australia, where it is managed by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. In this section, we highlight the organizations that are committed to Leave No Trace and sustainability principles.
LEAVE NO TRACE INTERNATIONAL
The Leave No Trace program has a global reach, with organizations and movements in over 25 countries worldwide. These organizations are dedicated to promoting the Leave No Trace message and providing education and training on responsible outdoor behavior.
- Leave No Trace New Zealand – www.leavenotrace.co.nz
- Leave No Trace Canada – www.leavenotrace.ca
- Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics (US) – www.lnt.org
- Leave No Trace Ireland – www.leavenotraceireland.org
Australia is home to a number of organizations dedicated to promoting sustainability and the protection of the environment. These organizations work to educate the public about environmental issues and encourage responsible behavior in all aspects of life.
- Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities – www.environment.gov.au
- Tourism Australia – www.australia.com
- The Wilderness Society – www.wilderness.org.au
- Clean Up Australia – www.cleanup.com.au
- Greening Australia – www.greeningaustralia.org.au
- Australian Conservation Foundation – www.acfonline.org.au
- Australian Wildlife Conservancy – www.australianwildlife.org
- Surfrider Foundation – www.surfrider.org.au
BUSHWALKING COMMUNITY GROUPS
Bushwalking is a popular activity in Australia and there are many community groups dedicated to promoting responsible and sustainable behavior in the bush. These groups work to educate the public about Leave No Trace principles and encourage responsible outdoor behavior.
- Australia National Parks Association of NSW – www.npansw.org.au
- Victorian National Parks Association – www.vnpa.org.au
TRACKS & TRAILS
Australia is also home to many bicycle, truck, and trailer groups that promote responsible and sustainable use of the country’s extensive trail networks. These groups work to educate the public about Leave No Trace principles and encourage responsible outdoor behavior.
- Bibbulmun Track Foundation – www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au
- Munda Biddi Trail Foundation (biking) – www.mundabiddi.org.au
ONLINE VISITOR CENTRES
Online visitor centers provide a wealth of information about Leave No Trace and sustainability principles, as well as the local environment and culture. These centers provide an important resource for visitors and promote responsible and sustainable behavior.
- Broome Visitor Centre (WA) – www.broomevisitorcentre.com.au
- Kununurra Visitor Centre (East Kimberley, WA) –
- Derby Visitor Centre(WA) – www.derbytourism.com.au
- Shark Bay (WA) – www.sharkbay.org
- Blue Mountains (NSW) – www.visitbluemountains.com.au
- The Environment Centre (NT) – www.ecnt.org
PARKS & WILDLIFE
Australia is home to many parks and wildlife reserves, which provide critical habitats for a diverse range of species. These organizations are committed to promoting Leave No Trace principles and encourage responsible and sustainable behavior in these important areas.
- Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation –
- New South Wales National Parks Service & Wildlife Service –
- South Australia Parks And Wildlife Service –
- Parks Victoria – www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
- Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service – www.parks.tas.gov.au
- Northern Territory Parks & Wildlife Commission –
- Australian Alps National Parks –
Indigenous organizations play a crucial role in promoting responsible and sustainable behavior in Australia’s unique and diverse environments. These organizations work to educate the public about Leave No Trace principles and encourage responsible outdoor behavior.
- Northern Australia Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance
- Torres Strait Regional Authority – www.tsra.gov.au
- Aboriginal Tourism Australia – www.ataust.org.au
- Western Australian Indigenous Tour Operators Committee –
- Indigenous Protected Areas –
- Northern Land Council – www.nlc.org.au
- Central Land Council – www.clc.org.au
- Cape York Land Council – www.cylc.org.au
STATE TOURISM COMMISSIONS
State tourism boards play a crucial role in promoting sustainable tourism in Australia. These organizations work to educate the public about Leave No Trace principles and encourage responsible behavior in all aspects of travel, including outdoor recreation.
- Tourism Western Australia – www.westernaustralia.com
- Corporate Site – www.tourism.wa.gov.au
- Tourism New South Wales – www.visitnsw.com
- Corporate Site – corporate.tourism.nsw.gov.au
- Tourism Queensland – www.queenslandholidays.com.au
- Corporate Site – www.tq.com.au
- Tourism Victoria – www.visitvictoria.com
- Corporate Site – www.tourism.vic.gov.au
- Tourism Canberra – www.visitcanberra.com.au
- Corporate Site – www.tourism.act.gov.au
- Tourism Tasmania – www.discovertasmania.com.au
- Corporate Site – www.tourismtasmania.com.au
- South Australia Tourism Commission – www.southaustralia.com
- Corporate Site – www.tourism.sa.gov.au
- Tourism NT Corporate – en.travelnt.com
- Corporate Site – www.tourismnt.com.au
The Leave No Trace program is a global initiative that is committed to promoting responsible outdoor behavior and the protection of the environment. In Australia, the program is supported by a range of organizations and movements, including national sustainability organizations, BUSHWALKING community groups, truck bike and trail groups, state tourism boards, parks and wildlife reserves, Indigenous organizations, and online visitor centers. All of these organizations are committed to Leave No Trace and sustainability principles and play an important role in promoting responsible and sustainable behavior in the great outdoors.