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  1. Good zoo/bad zoo: visitor experiences in captive settings

    Contributor(s):: Woods, B.

    Captive wildlife settings are a large and important segment of the wildlife tourism industry. They are also subject to considerable debate, much of which centres on whether zoos and sanctuaries deliver benefits that compensate the necessity of keeping animals in captivity. The views of the...

  2. Reactions of American tourists to roaming dogs in New Providence, The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Plumridge, S., Fielding, W. J.

    The Bahamas suffers from nuisances caused by roaming dogs. Although Bahamians tolerate their presence, in an economy which is dependent upon tourism, the reactions of tourists to roaming dogs is of great consequence. This study reports the reactions of 439 American tourists concerning roaming...

  3. The impacts of profound wildlife experiences

    Contributor(s):: Smith, L. D. G., Ham, S. H., Weiler, B. V.

    Profound experiences with wildlife have been identified as potential triggers for changing the way people feel and act towards wildlife. However, there has been little systematic research into the impacts of these experiences on the lives of those who experience them. This qualitative study...

  4. Tourist impact on Tibetan macaques

    Contributor(s):: Matheson, M. D., Sheeran, L. K., Li, JinHua, Wagner, R. S.

    Ecotourism is a growing sector of the tourism industry, but few studies to date have quantified its impacts on local people, tourists and wildlife. We present a preliminary study on threat and affiliative behaviors of two groups of free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) as a function of...

  5. Tourists' effects on drivers of working Asian elephants

    Contributor(s):: Hart, L. A.

    A growing wildlife tourist industry in Asia sometimes includes the use of elephants to transport tourists. Elephant drivers are responsible for the safe management of their elephants while loading, transporting, and unloading tourists for rides to view wildlife. This study sought to investigate...

  6. Visitor behavior in zoos: a review

    Contributor(s):: Davey, G.

    Visitors are integral components of zoological parks and their importance has led to a research area devoted to understanding the people-zoo relationship. This paper reviews, and provides a point of entry into, the literature relating to visitor research in zoos. The field emerged relatively...

  7. Serum cortisol in California sea lion pups ( Zalophus californianus californianus )

    Contributor(s):: Pedernera-Romano, C., Aurioles-Gamboa, D., Valdez, R. A., Brousset, D. M., Romano, M. C., Galindo, F.

    Marine ecosystems are exposed to a wide variety of factors that may produce disturbances in their structure and functioning. The Gulf of California supports fisheries, tourism, intensive agriculture, mining, and more recently, shrimp aquaculture. Under such conditions, animals are forced to cope...