Tourism Based on Free-Ranging Marine Wildlife: opportunities and responsibilities

Birtles, Alastair, Valentine, Peter, and Curnock, Matthew (2001) Tourism Based on Free-Ranging Marine Wildlife: opportunities and responsibilities. Report. CRC for Sustainable Tourism, Gold Coast.

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Abstract

Tourism based on viewing and interacting with coastal and marine wildlife is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. This recent growth has been enabled and supported by a wide diversity of marine species and habitat types found along Australia's coastline. The potential for further growth in this industry is dependent upon this abundance and diversity of Australia's marine wildlife, and there is therefore a crucial responsibility to ensure that these natural resources are managed in both an economically and ecologically sustainable manner. This review provides a comprehensive description of the current marine wildlife tourism product in Australia. It covers operations involving over 70 marine species and includes discussion of the relevant management legislation and enumeration of permitted operators. Details for around 25 species are outlined on a state-by-state basis up to the start of 2000.

Item ID: 24897
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: marine wildlife, tourism management, sustainability, Australia
ISBN: 978-1-876685-67-6
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 06:45
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 34%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 33%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management @ 33%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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