WE HAVE A DEEP AND ACTIVE COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability

We have a deep and active commitment to sustainability

We do not only reduce our impact to a minimum, but our programs contribute directly to the regeneration of the natural heritage and the cultural identities of the territories in which we operate.

Certifications and awards:

  • In 2016 we were awarded as the Most Sustainable Tour Company of Chile.
  • In 2017 we became a certified B Corporation. The same year we received the “S” seal for Sustainability from the National Tourism Service, with maximum score.
  • We have the Rewilding Europe certification.

Travel to Rewild & Giving Back

All of our programs follow a mission: to support local communities and entrepreneurs to transform tourism into a tool for wildlife regeneration and preservation of the local culture. We firmly believe that locals should be the first travelers of their own destination: through our volunteer work with local communities and schools, we promote the responsible and sustainable use of our natural resources.

United Nations certification of emission reductions

Season 2021-2022

Offsetting is a climate action that enables individuals and organizations to compensate for the emissions they cannot avoid, by supporting worthy projects that reduce emissions somewhere else. In our case, we are supporting through the program, the project called: Upgradation, Operating and Maintenance of 200 TPD Composting facility at Okhla, Delhi.

Our touristic operation generated last season 5 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) equivalent to 5 tons of carbon dioxide.

We are working harder to measure and trace our carbon footprint from the BirdsChile operation, with the purpose of reducing them, offsetting them and generating a harmonious relationship with the natural environment and people.

40 Hours of Work Seal

BirdsChile is committed to the quality of life of its collaborators, for which it has obtained the 40 Hours of Work Seal awarded by the Ministry of Labor in August 2022.

Helping Educate Travelers and Clean Up Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere, Permanently

Carbon removal means capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and locking it away for decades or centuries in plants, soils, oceans, rocks, saline aquifers, depleted oil wells, or long-lived products like cement.

Nature can absorb carbon dioxide, but there is now too much in the atmosphere for nature to handle alone. Tomorrow’s Air provides carbon removal via direct air capture, enhanced weathering, and biochar - three negative emissions technologies that provide permanent storage for carbon dioxide emissions.

With every trip we lead, BirdsChile pays to support climate education and these innovative technologies to help stabilize our climate.

We proudly support

The Wildlife Watcher’s Code of Ethics

We, as wildlife watchers, will put the needs and safety of wildlife first, conserve wildlife and habitats, and respect the rights of others.

We will seek wildlife watching experiences that reward us with the gift of seeing animals behaving naturally in their own environments.

Recognizing the importance of learning specific codes of ethics for observing birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects in the wild, we will adhere to these guiding principles:

Sustainability Report

We are committed to our community, always.

Leave no trace

The Leave No Trace Seven Principles are the bedrock of this program. They guide us to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. The principles have been adapted so they can be applied in your backyard or your backcountry.

  • Plan Ahead & Prepare
  • Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others
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We don’t use plastic bottles

  • A million plastic bottles are sold around the world every minute.
  • A single plastic bottle takes 450 years to biodegrade.
  • Between 5 and 13 millon tons of plastic leaks into the world’s onceans every year to be ingested by seabirds, fish and other organisms.
  • Since 2014 we have not delivered plastic bottles to auor travelers.
  • Remember to bring your own reusable bottle, we provide mineral water to re-fill it. In this way you will be an important partner in the conservation of the natural heritage of our country.

Responsible Tourist Code of Conduct

The commitment with our environment brings us to motivate our clients to follow the responsible tourist code promoted by the Government of Chile.

Prevention of child exploitation

BirdsChile is committed to preventing and denouncing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CSEC) in tourism.