Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s premier nature and wildlife responsible travel company, dedicated to providing guests with unique international nature expeditions. Based in Boulder, Colorado the company has a long-standing commitment to ecotourism principles and sustainable business practices. In 2012, Natural Habitat decided to pursue STEP tourism certification, and has demonstrated a slate of outstanding results in key areas like resource and supply chain management, destination management, community based traveler’s philanthropy, and communication of impacts and solutions.
- Increased the presence of sustainability messaging on the website, while including more information on pre-and-post trip materials.
- Expanded and documented existing sustainability policies, helping to institutionalize long-term operational efforts.
- Recovered 65% of all waste from going to the landfill and sourced 46% of the supply chain from local or eco-friendly options in 2012.
- Began development of the Natural Habitat Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the company designed to give back to the destinations visited.