Environmental Field Ethics
Eco-Logic is aware that taking groups of people to outdoor sites can cause damage, especially in fragile environments such as the intertidal zone and riverbanks. Eco-Logic is committed to maintaining the necessary permits and licences required to access and conduct environmental education activities on the Surf Coast and operate within these guidelines.
Eco-Logic’s Environmental Field Ethics & Education Policy applies minimum impact guidelines in alliance with Parks Victoria’s and Great Ocean Road Coast Committee recommendations for conducting tour activities on the land they manage, and Ecotourism Australia’s operating guidelines. Eco-Logic holds Tour Operator Licences with Parks Victoria and the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, as well as ‘Advanced EcoTourism Accreditation’ with Ecotourism Australia. Eco-Logic also holds other permits as necessary for seine net use, touch tank collection and display of wildlife (see Business Plan).
Eco-Logic works closely with Parks Victoria, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, Surf Coast Shire and DET’s Coast Action to monitor and report any threats or damage to the environment. Our involvement with these agencies includes keeping records of
fish counts, contributing to land management plans, providing environmental education programs and participating in workshops/ meetings. Our own practices for activities and site use/ access are continually reviewed to limit our impacts on the environments where we operate.
Eco-Logic is proud to offer Dune EduAction/ Environmental Projects that involve students in practical regeneration tasks at the sites where we conduct activities. This provides the opportunity for Eco-Logic and the visiting group to contribute to the conservation and improvement of the local environment.
Eco-Logic staff are required to operate consistently with the values promoted by this policy.
The following applies to all of Eco-Logic’s sessions, as applicable to the environment they are operating in and the activity they are undertaking.