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  1. Design solutions to coastal human-wildlife conflicts

    Contributor(s):: Meredith Root-Bernstein, Nicolás Arévalo Rosas, Layla P. Osman, Richard J. Ladle

    Coastal areas can be a challenge for conservation due to multiple competing land uses including development, tourism, and extractive resource use. These multiple land uses often lead to human-wildlife conflicts. Here we propose that collaboration with industrial designers and architects has the...

  2. Visitors' memories of wildlife tourism: Implications for the design of powerful interpretive experiences

    Contributor(s):: Roy Ballantyne, Jan Packer, Lucy A. Sutherland

    One of the aims of wildlife tourism is to educate visitors about the threats facing wildlife in general, and the actions needed to protect the environment and maintain biodiversity. To identify effective strategies to achieve this aim, this paper examines participants’ memories of their...

  3. Unifying ecological and social sciences into a management framework for wildlife-based tourism: a case study of feeding stingrays as a marine tourism attraction in the Cayman Islands

    Contributor(s):: Christina A.D. Semeniuk

    As marine wildlife tourism attractions increase in popularity, the integration of natural and social sciences is required to ascertain and then assimilate strategies to effectively address the undesirable ecological and social conditions of the wildlife tourism setting. The overarching objective...

  4. Is Dolphin-Watching Sustainable in Bocas del Toro, Panama

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Sitar

    Due to concerns of unsustainable dolphin watching tourism in Bocas del Toro, and the increase in dolphin mortality in Bocas due to dolphin watching boat collisions research was conducted in the summer of 2013, to evaluate the severity of the situation, and to assess the tourists and boat...

  5. How does the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka Encourage the Elephant Commercialization?

    Contributor(s):: Indrachapa Gunasekara

    Tourism is an industry where everything could be converted into a profit. There are numerous concepts and attractions which introduced ultimately, to meet various types of travel expectations. People travel for many intentions and stick to their interested areas. Culture, nature, humans,...

  6. Review of Dogs in the leisure experience and Animals and tourism understanding diverse relationships

    Contributor(s):: Durie, Alastair J.

  7. Volunteer tourism : saving the African penguin one volunteer at a time. The case of a seabird rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape, South Africa

    Contributor(s):: Carole Olivier

    Volunteer tourism, as a form of leisure and/or recreation, is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism globally. It has also become a critical human resource for many organisations in the Western Cape, South Africa who rely on the support of volunteer tourists. A review of the current...

  8. Endangered animals in wildlife tourism : A study of young female traveller attitudes

    Contributor(s):: Jenna Jussila

    This thesis is built around the discussion of wildlife welfare and animal ethics in a tourism setting. Although not being properly explored by academics, the topic of ethical wildlife use in tourism has been increasingly raised in social media. Websites such as www.tourismconcern.org.uk and...

  9. The Development of Animal Welfare in Finland and How People Perceive Animal Welfare : Case Study: Animals in Tourism: Zoos

    Contributor(s):: Suvi Laatu

    The aim of the thesis was to study how Finnish people perceive animal welfare in general and how they feel about animals in tourism purposes, more specifically in zoos. The thesis also contains information about Finnish animal legislation and how animal welfare has developed over time. The target...

  10. Conservation, Captivity, and Whaling: A Survey of Belize Whalewatching Tourists' Attitudes to Cetacean Conservation Issues

    Contributor(s):: Katheryn W. Patterson

    With whalewatching activities and associated expenditures increasing annually,  governments in coastal countries possess a large vested interest in the continued growth  and protection of whale populations and the associated tourism. In 2007 and 2008, a  survey investigating...

  11. Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) behavior and human interactions: implications for tourism and aquaculture

    Contributor(s):: Nicholas Matthew Thomson Duprey

    Interactions between humans and dusky dolphins in the coastal waters of New Zealand are increasing. My research focused on tourism interactions, with Kaikoura as the study site; and, on habitat use in an active aquaculture area, with Admiralty Bay as the study site. In Kaikoura, companies engaged...

  12. Selling Conservation? The Role of Volunteer Tourism in Supporting Marine Conservation in Southern Belize

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen Georgia Brander

    Volunteer tourism is a rapidly expanding sector advertised as an alternative to conventional tourism and as a way for tourists to contribute to conservation science. This thesis examines a volunteer tourism organization in southern Belize called ReefCI and investigates how multiple stakeholders...

  13. Human-wildlife interactions, nature-based tourism, and protected areas management: the case of Mole National Park and the adjacent communities in Ghana

    Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Acquah

    Protected areas are increasingly becoming islands of habitat surrounded by seas of cultivation and development. Mole National Park, Ghana’s premier park, has an emerging nature-based tourism that is not large when compared to park tourism in other African countries. The park attracts many...

  14. In the water with white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.

    White shark ( Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...

  15. Conservation education in shark ecotourism

    Contributor(s):: Craig Allan Golby

    Sharks, as top predators, are vital a healthy marine ecosystem. Sharks regulate species abundance, distribution, and diversity, which in turn can impact the health of marine habitats. The biggest issue relating to the endangered status of many shark species is the unsustainable international...

  16. A welfare assessment scoring system for working equids - a method for identifying at risk populations and for monitoring progress of welfare enhancement strategies (trialed in Egypt)

    Contributor(s):: Ali, A. B. A., El-Sayed, M. A., Matoock, M. Y., Fouad, M. A., Heleski, C. R.

    There are an estimated 112 million horses, donkeys and mules (i.e., working equids) in developing regions of the world. Though their roles are often fundamental to the well-being of the families they work for, their welfare is often severely compromised due to the limited resources and/or limited...

  17. Modeling the economic impacts of double-crested cormorant damage to a recreational fishery

    Contributor(s):: Shwiff, Stephanie A., Kirkpatrick, Katy N., DeVault, Travis L., Shwiff, Steven S.

  18. Tourists' perceptions of the free-roaming dog population in Samoa

    Contributor(s):: Beckman, M., Hill, K. E., Farnworth, M. J., Bolwell, C. F., Bridges, J., Acke, E.

    A study was undertaken to establish how visiting tourists to Samoa perceived free-roaming dogs ( Canis familiaris) and their management, additionally some factors that influence their perceptions were assessed. Questionnaires were administered to 281 tourists across Samoa over 5 weeks....

  19. Piglets call for maternal attention: vocal behaviour in Sus scrofa domesticus is modulated by mother's proximity

    Contributor(s):: Iacobucci, P., Colonnello, V., D'Antuono, L., Cloutier, S., Newberry, R. C.

    Plasticity in the production of "separation distress" vocalizations, and seeking of caregivers beyond mere satisfaction of immediate physiological needs, are manifestations of attachment that we investigated in the domestic pig ( Sus scrofa domesticus). Female piglets from eight litters were...

  20. It's a Dog's Life

    Contributor(s):: Stein, Joel, DeQuine, Jeanne, McDowell, Jeanne, van Dyk, Deirdre