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Explore Wildlife Heritage Areas Looking for the best wildlife watching trips worldwide? Keen to ensure your holiday supports local communities and protects nature? Looking to experience wildlife…

Thank you

Thank you for registering as a Wildlife Heritage Areas assessor. If your application is approved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account and set your…

For_more_details_about_benefits__click_here.pdf

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Wildlife Heritage Areas Benefits How do Wildlife Heritage Areas benefit custodian communities? 1. Promoting responsible tourism 2. A website and promotional campaign 3. Purpose-built for…

Hervey Bay Whale Heritage Area

Hervey Bay Whale Heritage Area

Known as the Whale Watching Capital of Australia, Hervey Bay is famous for the beautiful beaches and abundant marine life along its coastline. An increasing population of Southern humpback whales…

Golfo Dulce Whale Heritage Area

Golfo Dulce Whale Heritage Area

Golfo Dulce is a tropical fjord located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Is one of the few areas in the world where untouched rainforest habitat meets pristine beaches, with some of the world’s…

Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Heritage Area

Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Heritage Area

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a Wildlife Heritage Area of global significance. It is renowned for its diverse and endangered wildlife, particularly the mountain gorillas and for its…

Evidence_Criteria_and_Indicators.pdf

Evidence_Criteria_and_Indicators.pdf

Criteria and indicators How to become a Wildlife Heritage Area To be designated a Wildlife Heritage Area, an applicant must: 1. Bring together a steering committee which is representative of the…

Contact us

Our Mission Wildlife Heritage Areas celebrate places where local people are committed to further a deep and respectful connection between people and nature. Read More Interested in becoming a…

Wildlife NGOs

The Wildlife Heritage Area programme provides a framework for wildlife NGOs (charities and non-profit organisations) to link to communities working tirelessly to protect species and habitats.

Guiding principles

Each member of the Wildlife Heritage Network adheres to the following Guiding Principles, demonstrating their commitment to making the world a better place for people, wildlife, and the places they…