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Wildlife-friendly pledge

Travel & tourism

The future of tourism is wildlife-friendly

Discover travel companies all over the world boldly committing to move away from selling and promoting cruel wildlife entertainment.

What is wildlife entertainment?

Wildlife entertainment includes keeping or using wild animals for activities that:

  • risk portraying or trivialising them as pets, novelty objects, comedians, or domesticated species,
  • encourage animals to perform behaviours that are either unnatural, unnecessary, or harmful,
  • may risk replication of similar activities in harmful ways in other places,
  • involve settings or procedures that may be considered stressful or harmful to all or individual animals,
  • expose visitors or handlers to unnecessary risks of injury or disease,
  • are commerce-driven beyond sustaining maintenance of the animals at facilities striving to phase-out captive wild animal keeping.

These companies have made a commitment

A commitment to move away from selling and promoting activities that use captive wild animals as entertainment such as riding or bathing elephants, taking a tiger selfie, walking with lions, or swimming with dolphins.

By working with World Animal Protection they are helping transition the travel industry towards a wildlife-friendly future.

World Animal Protection recognises that change can’t always happen overnight, but will hold companies to account if they are not fulfilling their commitments to phase out cruel wildlife entertainment.

If you travel with any of these companies and you were offered (at your own expense) wildlife entertainment activities, please make your complaint to the travel company directly, and report this to us via tourism@worldanimalprotection.org.

Each one of these companies:

  • Believes tourism can be a force for good and can help keep wildlife wild. As a responsible travel company, we recognise the links between wildlife protection, human health, and a responsible and resilient travel industry.
  • Understands the link between pandemics, like COVID-19, and wild animal exploitation, and that the relationship between tourism and wildlife needs to change for the good of people, world economies and animals.
  • Recognises that building back the travel industry more resilient and more responsibly is vital. As we face unprecedented challenges and routes to recovery due to COVID-19, we want to be part of the solution for our business, our communities and for travellers.
  • Understands that tourists love animals and want to experience them on holidays but are not aware that across the world hundreds of thousands of wild animals are held in captivity and subjected to mental and physical suffering and exploitation for experiences such as elephant rides, tiger selfies, walking with lions or swimming with dolphins.

As wildlife friendly, they pledge to:

  • Review our product offers to determine if we are supplying anything where wild animals are being used anywhere primarily for entertainment.
  • Create a time-bound plan to help protect wild animals by influencing significant changes in supplier practices and/or phasing-out wildlife entertainment from our promotions and offers.
  • Adopt an animal welfare policy for our business and share this policy with customers and staff.
  • Provide our customers, if possible, with responsible wildlife offers where animals in the wild, at genuine sanctuaries or wildlife-friendly settings have the freedom and ability to exhibit a wide range of natural behaviours and tourists can observe them from a safe and respectful distance.
  • Promote responsible tourism amongst our customers to enable them to be wildlife-friendly travellers and advocates.

 

This list is not exhaustive and is regularly updated. Contact us at tourism@worldanimalprotection.org if you know, or are, a travel company that does not sell or promote wildlife entertainment; we would love to work with you and add you to our list of wildlife-friendly travel companies.

Take the wildlife-friendly pledge today

 

Below you will find the list of Travel Companies that adhere to the Wildlife-Friendly Pledge

Click the logos to visit their websites.

54travelercom logo

54traveler.com

AAT Kings logo

aatkings.com

Adventure Tours logo

adventuretours.travel

Adventure World logo

adventureworld.com

African Travel logo

africantravelinc.com

airbnb logo

airbnb.com

Albatros Travel logo

albatros-travel.com

Amazon Emotions logo

amazonemotions.com

Andaman Discoveries logo

andamandiscoveries.com

ANVR logo

anvr.nl

Apollo logo

apollo.se

Aroma Nepal Treks and Expedition logo

aromatrekking.com

Asiatic Lion Lodge logo

asiaticlionlodge.com

Asien Paradisresor logo

asienparadisresor.com

A Trails logo

atrails.cn

Aussie Adventures logo

Aussie Adventures

Avifaunca Naturresor logo

avifauna.se

Awake Travel logo

awake.travel

Baboo travel logo

baboo.travel

Bamba travel logo

bambatravel.com

Bambus Rejser logo

bambusrejser.dk

Bangkok Beyond logo

bangkokbeyond.com

Blackbuck Safari Lodge logo

blackbucksafarilodge.com

Booking.com logo

booking.com

BRDO travel logo

braziliando.com

Brendan Vacations logo

brendanvacations.com

C & C Travel logo

cctravel.dk

Carrousel Travel logo

carrouseltravel.com

Compassionate Travels logo

compassionatetravels.com

Contiki Travel logo

contiki.com

Costsaver logo

costsavertour.com

Destination America

destamer.com

Diverse World Adventures logo

diversechina.com

Down Under Tours logo

downundertours.com

Dragonpass logo

dragonpass.com

Dusit International logo

dusit-international.com

Earth Changers logo

earth-changers.com

Eco Tour Camp logo

Eco Tour Camp

Earthwise Travel logo

earthwisetravel.co.uk

Enjoy Travel logo

enjoytravel.se

Estacao Gabiraba logo

estacaogabiraba.com.br

European Travel International logo

europeantravelintl.net

Evan Evans logo

evanevanstours.com

Exemplary Voyages logo

exemplaryvoyages.com

Exodus Travels logo

exodus.co.uk

Far Away Adventures logo

farawayadventures.com

G Adventures logo

gadventures.com

Geckos Adventures logo

intrepidtravel.com/geckos-adventures

Global Basecamps logo

globalbasecamps.com

Globetrotter logo

globetrotter.se

Globus logo

globusjourneys.com

Go See Travel logo

goseetravel.net

Gondwana Brasil logo

gondwanabrasil.com.br

Gindwana Ecotours logo

gondwanaecotours.com

Grand European Travel logo

getours.com

Haggis Adventures logo

haggisadventures.com

Haka Educational Tours logo

haggisadventures.com

Hannibal Travel logo

hannibal.dk

Headwater logo

headwater.com

Helen Bateman Travel logo

travelcounsellors.co.uk/helen.bateman/

Highland Explorer Tours logo

highlandexplorertours.com

Højskolen Baobab logo

baobab.dk

Hojskolendk logo

hojskolendk.dk

Ichhe Dana logo

Ichhe Dana

Indigo Travel logo

indigotravel.se

Insight Vacations logo

insightvacations.com

Inspire Me Travel logo

inspire-me.travel

Intrepid logo

intrepidtravel.com

Inverted America logo

invertedamerica.com

iyooyoo logo

iyooyoo.cn

Jambo Tours logo

jambotours.se

JNE Group logo

qyer.com

Joker Travel logo

joker.be

Kenzan Tours logo

kenzantours.se

Ker Downey Africa logo

ker-downeyafrica.com

Kinalotsen logo

Kinalotsen

Koning Aap travel logo

koningaap.nl

Koon Holidays logo

koonholidays.com

Las & Res logo

lasochres.se

Lion World Travel logo

lionworldtravel.com

Lotus Travel logo

lotustravel.se

Luxury Gold Travel logo

luxurygold.com

Miles Tourism logo

milestourism.com

Minihiker logo

Minihiker Borderless School

MK Tramping logo

mktramping.pl

Mountain Cats travel logo

Mountain Cats

MUDA travel logo

coletivomuda.tur.br

Nalini travel logo

nalinitours.com

Natur Resor travel logo

naturresor.com

Navyush travel logo

navyush.com

Nazar Nordic travel logo

nazar.eu

Northern Holiday travel logo

bfjr.com

Nourishing Light Nature Education

Nourishing Light Nature Education

Oden Resor travel logo

odenresor.se

PEAK travel logo

intrepiddmc.com

Peregrine travel logo

peregrineadventures.com

Perfectly Planned Journeys travel logo

perfectlyplannedjourneys.com

Pinks Travels logo

pinkstravels.com

Purpose Travel logo

purposetravel.co.uk

relaksmisja travel logo

relaksmisja.com

Responsible Travel logo

responsibletravel.com

riksja travel logo

riksjatravel.nl

Rolfs Flyg & Buss travel logo

rolfsbuss.se

Safari Resor travel logo

safariresor.se

Sawadee travel logo

sawadee.nl

SEIT travel logo

seittours.com

Secret Paradise Maldives Logo

secretparadise.mv

Shamocker Adventures travel logo

shamrockeradventures.com

Shoestring travel logo

shoestring.nl

Silver Linings travel logo

Silver Linings

SIVA Travel Services logo

siva.travel

Solresor travel logo

solresor.se

SPIES travel logo

spies.dk

Sustainable Journeys logo

sustainablejourneys.co.uk

Swed Asia Travel logo

swedasia.com

The Adventure Crowd travel logo

theadventurecrowd.se

The Family Adventure Company travel logo

intrepidtravel.com/family-adventure-company

The Flapper Life travel logo

theflapperlife.com

The Travel Corporation logo

ttc.com

Tjäreborg travel logo

tjareborg.fi

Tour Compass travel logo

tourcompass.co.uk

Tour for More travel logo

Tour For More

Tourism Cares travel logo

tourismcares.org

Trafalgar travel logo

trafalgar.com

Travel2 travel logo

Travel2

Travel 2 U logo

travel2u.co.nz

Travel Corporation Asia loog

ttc.com/tca

Travelombia logo

travelombia.com

Travel Phuket logo

tmttravelphuket.com

Traversing Africa logo

traversingafrica.com

Tread Right Foundation travel logo

treadright.org

Tribe Family Adventures logo

tribefamilyadventures.co.uk

Tripazzi travel logo

tripazzi.com

Trip Deals travel logo

tripdeals.co.in

Tully Luxury Travel logo

tullyluxurytravel.com

Turismo Consciente travel logo

Turismo Consciente

Turismo de Experiencia EU Pratico logo

turismodeexperiencia.com.br

Uniworld travel logo

uniworld.com

Urban Adventures by Intrepid travel logo

urbanadventures.com

Varldens Resor travel logo

varldensresor.se

Vegan Travel Asia

vegantravelasia.com

Viare travel logo

viaretravel.com

Viktors Farmor travel logo

viktorsfarmor.dk/csr-og-baeredygtighed

VING travel logo

ving.se

Viva Traveler

vivatraveler.com

Vivejar travel logo

vivejar.com.br

volontarresor travel logo

volontarresor.se

Voyage Sauvage travel logo

voyage-sauvage.fr

We Travel Responsibly logo

wetravel.dk

Wildchina logo

wildchina.com

Wilderness Travel logo

wildernesstravel.com

Wildlife Expeditions travel logo

wildlifeexpeditionsindia.business.site

Wildly Adventures travel logo

wildlyadventures.com

Wildness to Ours travel logo

Wildness to Ours

Winberg Travel logo

winbergtravel.se

Wolf and Co travel logo

Wolf & Co

Woods at Sasan travel logo

woodsatsasan.com

World Challenge travel logo

weareworldchallenge.com

World Expeditions travel logo

worldexpeditions.com

Yougrown Travel Academy travel logo

Yougrown Travel Academy

Zoom Fotoresor travel logo

zoomfotoresor.se