Skyrail Provides Ecotourism Insights to United Nations

Skyrail News: August 2008


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Special Envoy will visit Skyrail Rainforest Cableway this week to gain an insight into world's best practice environmental tourism.

A delegation sponsored by the Japanese Government and led by the UNEP Special Envoy, Ms Tokiko Kato, seeks to observe implementation of programmes and projects concerning the environment and its protection.

They will report back to the UNEP and the Ministry of Environment of the Japanese Government to assist in policy formulation.

Skyrail Managing Director, Dr Ken Chapman, said Skyrail was pleased to provide an example of world-leading ecotourism practices.

"Skyrail offers a unique, world-leading rainforest experience, while ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area," Dr Chapman said.

"Skyrail maintains world's best practice in environmental sustainability, and we are delighted to showcase these values to assist likeminded groups globally," he said.

Ms Kato, a renowned Japanese musician, is joined in the delegation by: Ms Sachiko Kato, President Tokiko Planning Co Ltd; Mr Kohei Nakano, Technical Official, Ministry of the Environment of Japan; and Mr Toshihiro Azuma, Director, Global Environment Centre Foundation.

The UNEP-led delegation will plant a tree in Skyrail's rainforest rehabilitation corridor at Smithfield Terminal in conjunction with their visit.


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