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More food for thought

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Duncan MacKenzie; ecotourism; Kangaroo Island; sustainable tourism; community event; regional plan

After the positive response to its first ‘Food for thought’ guest speaker, Mr Julian Cribb, the KI NRM Board is pleased to announce it has sourced two other renowned speakers, Duncan MacKenzie and Gus Nathan, to visit Kangaroo Island in July to stimulate thinking and discussion in the development of the new regional natural resources management plan.

Duncan MacKenzie will be the first and Gus Nathan will follow later in the month. He will speak about the increasing global demand for authentic natural and cultural experiences and the potential for growing eco-tourism on Kangaroo Island.

Having read the recently developed KI Strategic Tourism Action Plan he sees it as,‘providing a unique opportunity to develop and build a strong, vibrant and sustainable industry, that will be of benefit to the entire Island community and at the same time, provide a model for similar tourism initiatives both in Australia and overseas.’

Duncan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his presentation. He is the immediate past Chairman of Ecotourism Australia and the South Australian Tourism Industry Council and is a board member of Ecotourism Australia. He is currently the Chair of BirdLife Australia Gluepot Reserve and is a Life and Board Member of BirdLife Australia. He is Chief Scientist on the Management Committee of the Scientific Expedition group, a board member of the Friends of Parks Inc., and is a past District Governor and International Chairman of Kiwanis International.

Duncan will speak on 17 July at Penneshaw CWA Hall from 5:30pm to 7pm and on July 18 at the Island Motel Kingscote, from 5:30pm to 7pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you want to know more about the potential for growing eco-tourism on Kangaroo Island, don’t miss hearing Duncan’s presentation. Bookings should be made by COB Tuesday 15 July with Natural Resources Centre.

If enquiring after that date please check with the Natural Resources Centre to see if seats are still available.

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