Blue Sky Wildlife is a unique collection and online market place of wildlife tour operators and companies from around the world. These range from local small independent operators who offer tours in only one country to international companies who offer wildlife tours in a variety of destinations within their global region.
Blue Sky Wildlife was originally the digital wildlife trading name of BluSky Marketing Limited. BluSky Marketing has been involved in wildlife since 2009, predominantly through its collaboration with the British Bird Watching Fair (now known as Global Birdfair) as an experienced Birdfair contractor supporting over 110 exhibitors over 10 years.
In late 2013, Chris Larsen (BluSky Marketing, Managing Director) came up with the initial concept of Blue Sky Wildlife in partnership with Tim Appleton (Birdfair Co-Founder) and Richard Goodchild (then Head of Digital). In early 2016 they successfully launched this innovative peer-to-peer website for the wildlife industry. In November 2017, Blue Sky Wildlife was voted the TravelMole Best Responsible Tourism Site for 2017, which included companies such as Responsible Travel and Tribes in the shortlist.
As of the 1st April 2019, Blue Sky Wildlife has been split from BluSky Marketing and now has its own legal entity trading as Blue Sky Wildlife Limited.
WHAT IS UNIQUE?
Blue Sky Wildlife already has over 60 wildlife tour operators and companies and more than 550 nature tours all over the world listed on its unique website (a number that grows on a monthly basis). The website includes the ability for wildlife lovers to search for a nature tour or holiday by country, type of tour (birdwatching, mammals, marine, etc) and by the name of a species which interests them.
Another unique feature of Blue Sky Wildlife is the Wildlife Reviews. Unlike any other review platform, Wildlife Reviews has been designed for the wildlife industry and covers the quality of the tours and the guides. It is the Wildlife Review features that in time will provide wildlife enthusiasts with the ability to search by ratings, so easily identifying those companies offering the best wildlife experiences.
COMMITMENT TO CONSERVATION
Within each wildlife operator’s listing is a ‘conservation’ tab that communicates each operator’s commitment to local conservation. Blue Sky Wildlife appreciates that for a number of wildlife adventurers this is an important factor when they are selecting the right company for them. It also gives the company listed an opportunity to showcase their commitment to eco-tourism and share some of the amazing work they are doing for the environment.
Blue Sky Wildlife is delighted to be supporting BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme as a BirdLife Species Champion.
Updated June 2022