SUMMARY – GLOBAL HUMANE LAUNCHES HUMANE TOURISM™ CERTIFICATION PROGRAM, WITH MANTIS LEADING AS THE FIRST RECIPIENT, SETTING A VITAL EXAMPLE IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION.
Global Humane, a prominent advocate for animal welfare, launches the Humane Tourism™ program to foster responsible tourism. As people worldwide seek connections with wildlife, the organization leverages its expertise to create a unique certification.
Mantis Leads the Way
Mantis, a renowned eco-hotel brand within the Accor Group, sets a remarkable precedent by becoming the first recipient of the prestigious Global Humane Certified™ designation for Humane Tourism™. This acknowledgment underscores Mantis’s commitment to stringent animal welfare standards.
In August 2023, comprehensive audits of Mantis facilities in Southern Africa verified compliance with the certification requirements. The certified sites include Nyosi Wildlife Reserve and select Mantis properties in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana, with plans to expand certification to other Mantis locations in the future.
Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of Global Humane, expresses excitement at Mantis’s achievement, emphasizing the brand’s prioritization of animal welfare. The certification aims to inspire people to engage with wildlife in their natural habitats and join the vital conservation efforts amidst the ongoing “Sixth Mass Extinction.”
In an era marked by the rapid extinction of species, Global Humane recognizes the critical role of ecotourism operations, conservation centers, lodging facilities, and wildlife reserves in safeguarding Earth’s incredible biodiversity. The Humane Tourism™ certification becomes increasingly significant in the global effort to protect endangered creatures.
In a remarkable breakthrough, Mantis establishments in Southern Africa have gained Humane TourismTM certification following extensive audits in August 2023. This certification covers the famed Nyosi Wildlife Reserve and select Mantis properties in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana, with ambitions to expand to other regions.