Australian wildlife tourism and research network

Green, Ronda J., and Wood, Peter (2015) Australian wildlife tourism and research network. In: Slocum, Susan L., Kline, Carol, and Holden, Andrew, (eds.) Scientific Tourism: researchers as travellers. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 165-180.

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[Extract] Many operators working in the field of wildlife tourism - be they tour guides, zoo-keepers or eco-accommodation managers - have a demonstrable interest in the natural history, ecology, behaviour and conservation of wildlife. They are also often very well situated to collect data, as they either live or work in areas rich in biodiversity or harbouring particular species of interest. Some have scientific backgrounds, and others are enthusiastic, self-taught naturalists who are happy to work with scientists or to be trained in the essentials of data collection, whether for research publication or monitoring for conservation management, improved husbandry practices or enhancement of nature interpretation. Working in partnership with other operators, as well as scientists and educators, they have the potential to contribute substantially to scientific research, education and conservation.

Item ID: 44483
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-415-74817-9
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 00:19
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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