Biodiversity – Nature Net Positive

Becoming Nature Net Positive

As part of Exodus’ People, Places & Planet plan, they have committed to becoming Nature Net Positive by 2024. 

This means giving back to nature more than they take. As a business, they want to create and run trips not only that reduce any negative impacts on natural ecosystems, but proactively seeks to support nature’s restoration and regeneration. 

They use the word ‘net’ as they acknowledge travel still leaves a footprint through carbon emissions, waste and pollution, and ecosystem exploitation. However, they seek to remove and reduce these negative impacts, and outweigh them with efforts to restore nature wherever possible.

They acknowledge that the restoration of nature in one area cannot immediately and fully “offset” damage created elsewhere, so they commit to continuing to measure and be transparent about the negative impacts their trips create and are doing all they can to reduce these impacts.

An example of how they aim to contribute towards nature regeneration is a rewilding commitment and on-trip support of local conservation efforts. Over the next three years, they will be looking to significantly expand on these efforts, including ambitious carbon management, waste reduction and biodiversity restoration goals. You can find links to their specific initiatives and activities below:

  • Carbon reduction and compensation: Halving our carbon footprint by 2030, and compensating for all trip emissions.
  • Rewilding: Rewilding 100 square metres per passenger and supporting innovative rewilding efforts.
  • Animal welfare: Ensuring the protection of wildlife and working animals across our trips.
  • Conservation: Supporting vital conservation work through the Exodus Travels Foundation.
  • Building the eBioAtlas: Enabling travellers to collect samples to support the IUCN’s global conservation work.