Woolshed Waterfalls, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
Directly south of South Wales is the state of Victoria — but fires are of many companies dedicating half of all profits toward wildlife
indifferent when it comes to borders. Much of Victoria’s east coast conservation, allowing you to experience the natural beauty of
was hit hardest in tandem with New South Wales’ coast. With the Australia while simultaneously helping it. With wildlife conservation
fires now abated, entire towns are desperate for tourism to flourish. If in mind, Victoria also hosts plenty of dedicated animal sanctuaries
you arrive in Melbourne, plan to head east for a chance to make the and organizations. The Koala Clancy Foundation is a nonprofit
biggest difference. charity that sits right outside of Melbourne, making it an excellent
Blackwood, Clunes, Beechworth and Bright — all towns well worth
a visit and an overnight stay. If just visiting isn’t enough to satiate
your desire to do good, as with New South Wales, there are more
direct options. In addition to the organizations listed above, the
Victorian government has established a fund for affected families
and communities, while the Foundation for Rural & Regional
Renewal is raising funds to distribute as grants for rural and regional
communities. Additionally, WIRES Wildlife rescue is accepting not
only donations for saving wildlife but handmade pouches for small
marsupials to recuperate in.
For a more interactive approach, Echidna Walkabout Tour is one
first stop of your vacation should you be arriving in Melbourne.
Dedicated to supporting the wild koalas of Victoria, they offer Koala
Conservation Days — a day in which you can dedicate yourself to
helping rebuild koalas’ natural habitats by planting trees or removing
harmful boneseed weeds.
Want to help make a difference, but had a different idea for what your
vacation might entail? This was just a head start on brainstorming:
There’s a whole world out there that could use your help. Humanitarian
travel opportunities abound around the globe.
To learn more about the many ways your travel can make a
difference, contact our agency today.
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