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  • 1. Wildlife Tourism:the Next 10 yearsRonda Green, BSc(Hons), PhDChair Wildlife Tourism Australia Inc.Proprietor Araucaria EcotoursAdjunct Research Fellow, Environmental Futures, Griffi thUniversity201220222002
  • 2. 201220222002
  • 3. 201220222002
  • 4. 201220222002
  • 5. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?
  • 6. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?• How do we get there?
  • 7. We’re here
  • 8. We’re hereWe want tobe here
  • 9. We’re hereWe want tobe hereWhat do weknow?
  • 10. We’re hereWe want tobe hereWhat do weknow?What elsedo we needto know?
  • 11. We’re hereWe want tobe hereWhat do weknow?What elsedo we needto know? What do weneed to do?
  • 12. We’re hereWe want tobe hereWhat do weknow?What elsedo we needto know? What do weneed to do?Can WTA help?
  • 13. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?
  • 14. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?
  • 15. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?
  • 16. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?
  • 17. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?(and not want)
  • 18. Wildlife Tourism• What do we want?• Here’s part of a ‘wishlist’ for the future:
  • 19. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere
  • 20. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere
  • 21. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere
  • 22. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere
  • 23. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere
  • 24. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere (all of it isprobably too much tohope for)
  • 25. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere (all of it isprobably too much tohope for)
  • 26. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere (all of it isprobably too much tohope for)
  • 27. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 most of our currentbiodiversity(including terrestrial,freshwater andmarine), still beinghere (all of it isprobably too much tohope for)
  • 28. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 our most importanthabitats preserved forall time
  • 29. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 our most importanthabitats preserved forall time
  • 30. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 our most importanthabitats preserved forall time
  • 31. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 our most importanthabitats preserved forall time (well, asmuch as legislationand other protectioncan do this)
  • 32. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 our most importanthabitats preserved forall time (well, asmuch as legislationand other protectioncan do this)
  • 33. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 our most importanthabitats preserved forall time(and preferablysubstantial areas ofALL habitats)
  • 34. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 Our most scenicnatural areas andplaces that give thegreatest feelings ofwilderness andconnecting withnature preserved forall time,
  • 35. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 Our most scenicnatural areas andplaces that give thegreatest feelings ofwilderness andconnecting withnature preserved forall time,
  • 36. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 Our most scenicnatural areas andplaces that give thegreatest feelings ofwilderness andconnecting withnature preserved forall time,
  • 37. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 Our most scenicnatural areas andplaces that give thegreatest feelings ofwilderness andconnecting withnature preserved forall time,
  • 38. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 Our most scenicnatural areas andplaces that give thegreatest feelings ofwilderness andconnecting withnature preserved forall time,
  • 39. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 a proper greeninfrastructure planthroughout Australiathat recognizes theneed for animals andplants of all kinds tomove between habitatareas,
  • 40. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 a proper greeninfrastructure planthroughout Australiathat recognizes theneed for animals andplants of all kinds tomove between areas,
  • 41. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 a proper greeninfrastructure planthroughout Australia thatrecognizes the need foranimals and plants of allkinds to move betweenareas, integrated withplans for mining, roads,agriculture, urbandevelopment and ofcourse tourism of allkinds
  • 42. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 a proper greeninfrastructure planthroughout Australia thatrecognizes the need foranimals and plants of allkinds to move betweenareas, integrated withplans for mining, roads,agriculture, urbandevelopment and ofcourse tourism of allkinds
  • 43. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 a proper greeninfrastructure planthroughout Australia thatrecognizes the need foranimals and plants of allkinds to move betweenareas, integrated withplans for mining, roads,agriculture, urbandevelopment and ofcourse tourism of allkinds
  • 44. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 a proper greeninfrastructure planthroughout Australia thatrecognizes the need foranimals and plants of allkinds to move betweenareas, integrated withplans for mining, roads,agriculture, urbandevelopment and ofcourse tourism of allkinds
  • 45. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnature established as afocus in our primaryschools
  • 46. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnature established as afocus in our primaryschools
  • 47. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnature established as afocus in our primaryschoolsConnection withtourism?
  • 48. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnatureIt is related to educationaltourism (school fi eldtrips etc.)
  • 49. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnatureIt is related to educationaltourism, future tourismdemand of a non-destructive kind,
  • 50. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnatureIt is related toeducational tourism,future tourism demand ofa non-destructive kind,
  • 51. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnatureIt is related to educationaltourism, future tourismdemand of a non-destructive kind, andgeneral support forconservation of wildlifehabitat
  • 52. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 re-connection withnatureIt is related to educationaltourism, future tourismdemand of a non-destructive kind, andgeneral support forconservation of wildlifehabitat
  • 53. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 proper recognition bygovernments and tourismorganizations of the actualand potential value ofwildlife and their habitatsto Australia’s economy
  • 54. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 proper recognition bygovernments and tourismorganizations of the actualand potential value ofwildlife and their habitats(not just an overall pictureof nature tourism) toAustralia’s economy
  • 55. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 proper recognition ofnon-monetary values ofwildlife and theirhabitats
  • 56. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 innovative ways ofintroducing tourists toour wildlife which aredeeply satisfying to theindividual while notdisturbing the habitats
  • 57. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 less impediments forsmall businesses andmicro-businesses withlow initial budgets butgreat ideas to becomeestablished
  • 58. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 more research relevantto all the above
  • 59. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 more research relevantto all the above
  • 60. Wish list for wildlife tourism 2022 true cooperationbetween wildlifetourism operationsthroughout Australia toadvance knowledgerelevant toconservationmanagement.
  • 61. How can WTA help?We’re hereWe want tobe hereWhat do weknow?What elsedo we needto know? What do weneed to do?
  • 62. How can WTA help?What do we know?
  • 63. How can WTA help?What do we know?Quite a lot really
  • 64. How can WTA help?What do we know?Extensivebibliography:
  • 65. How can WTA help?What do we know?Extensivebibliography:volunteersneeded toupdate andsort!
  • 66. What do we know?Much wildlife tourismliterature on SustainableTourism Online, and invarious journals
  • 67. What do we know?We are learning more and more about visitorbehaviour and attitudes:e.g. “Visitors’ memories of wildlife tourism: Implications forthe design of powerful interpretive experiences”Roy Ballantyne, Jan Packer, and Lucy A. SutherlandMany others
  • 68. What do we know?We are learning more and more about wildlifeecology,
  • 69. What do we know?We are learning more and more about wildlifeecology, animal behaviour
  • 70. What do we know?We are learning more and more about wildlifeecology, animal behaviour and the effects of tourismon some of our wildlife
  • 71. What do we know?We are learning more and more about many otheraspects of wildlife, tourism and wildlife tourism
  • 72. What do we know?We are learning more and more about many otheraspects of wildlife, tourism and wildlife tourismBUT
  • 73. What do we know?We are learning more and more about many otheraspects of wildlife, tourism and wildlife tourismBUTthere is still much we don’t know!
  • 74. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?Much of theliteraturepoints to otherquestions thatrequireresearch
  • 75. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?There is much potentialfor WTA members torefi ne questions,suggest methods, helpdesign questionnairesetc. Or coordinatenetworks or work inpartnerships
  • 76. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?Much potential for WTAmembers to help refi nequestions, suggestmethods, help designquestionnaires etc. Orcoordinate networks forwork by others but morefunding and morevolunteers needed forthis!
  • 77. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?What is the effect of wildlifetourism on cryptic, non-target wildlife?
  • 78. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?We can measuredisturbance effectson wildlife - howdoes this translateinto futurepopulation effects?
  • 79. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How important aredifferent kinds ofwildlife tourismexperiences to inboundvisitors?
  • 80. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How important aredifferent kinds ofwildlife tourismexperiences to inboundvisitors?
  • 81. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How important are differentkinds of wildlife tourismexperiences to inbound visitors?
  • 82. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How important aredifferent kinds ofwildlife tourismexperiences to inboundvisitors?
  • 83. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How important aredifferent kinds ofwildlife tourismexperiences to inboundvisitors?
  • 84. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How should we bemarketing differently tothe people who just wantto see the famous, iconicspecies
  • 85. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How should we bemarketing differently tothe people who just wantto see the famous, iconicspecies and those whoare more interested inthe rare and endangered?
  • 86. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?Where ourwildlife viewersare comingfrom? Wherebest do wespend ourmarketingdollars?
  • 87. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?Where ourwildlife viewersare comingfrom? Wherebest do wespend ourmarketingdollars?
  • 88. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How does friendlycontact with wildcreatures at an early age
  • 89. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How does friendlycontact with wildcreatures at an early ageinfl uence attitudes toconservation in later life?
  • 90. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?What would theeconomic and ecologicaleffects be of land usesother than wildlifetourism in given areas?
  • 91. How can WTA help?What do we need to know?How can Indigenous hunting, in the context of tourism,be planned for ecological sustainability? Should weconsider ranching some traditional food species (e.g.goannas)?
  • 92. How can WTA help?What do we need to know??????????????????Many other questions
  • 93. What do we need to do?Biodiversity Conservation
  • 94. What do we need to do?Biodiversity Conservation•Minimize negative effects of wildlife tourism onwildlife and habitats
  • 95. What do we need to do?Biodiversity Conservation•Minimize negative effects of wildlife tourism onwildlife and habitats•Increase positive effects of same
  • 96. What do we need to do?Biodiversity Conservation•Minimize negative effects of wildlife tourism onwildlife and habitats•Increase positive effects of same•Assist in countering external threats
  • 97. What do we need to do?Biodiversity Conservation•Minimize negative effects of wildlife tourism onwildlife and habitats•Increase positive effects of same•Assist in countering external threats•Innovative ways of combining tourism, research andconservation
  • 98. What do we need to do?Biodiversity Conservation•Minimize negative effects of wildlife tourism onwildlife and habitats•Increase positive effects of same•Assist in countering external threats•Innovative ways of combining tourism, research andconservation• Networks and communications that enhance theabove
  • 99. How can WTA help?Onlineguidelines,policystatements,records ofsubmissions.What do we need to do?
  • 100. How can WTA help?Onlineguidelines,policystatements,records ofsubmissions.There will bemore afterthisworkshop!What do we need to do?
  • 101. How can WTA help?Please keeptelling us whatyou think weshould doWhat do we need to do?
  • 102. How can WTA help?Please keeptelling us whatyou think weshould do -and perhapshelp us do it!What do we need to do?
  • 103. How can WTA help?Provide up-to-date andaccurateinformation onissuesaffectingwildlife,tourism andwildlifetourismWhat do we need to do?
  • 104. How can WTA help?Communicaterationally withgovernments,corporations,media,educators andother NGOsWhat do we need to do?
  • 105. How can WTA help?Providenetworks andforums fordiscussionWhat do we need to do?
  • 106. How can WTA help?Strengthen ouronlinepresence andour SEOWhat do we need to do?
  • 107. How can WTA help?Actively lobbyfor wildlifeconservationand theviability andstandards ofwildlifetourismbusinessesWhat do we need to do?
  • 108. How can WTA help?Activelypromotequality wildlifetourismbusinesses(and relatedoperations)What do we need to do?
  • 109. How can WTA help?Activelypromote thevalue of goodguidingWhat do we need to do?
  • 110. How can WTA help?Help to establish ‘user-pays’ systems toencourage retention ofhabitatWhat do we need to do?
  • 111. How can WTA help?Help to establish ‘user-pays’ systems toencourage retention ofhabitat and encourageperceptions to changefrom pestWhat do we need to do?
  • 112. How can WTA help?Help to establish ‘user-pays’ systems toencourage retention ofhabitat and encourageperceptions to changefrom pest to an asset tobe cared forWhat do we need to do?
  • 113. How can WTA help?Help to establish ‘user-pays’ systems to encourageretention of habitat and encourage perceptions tochange from pest to asset to be cared forWhat do we need to do?
  • 114. How can WTA help?Encourage betterappreciation of andfacilities for peoplewith fi tness,language and otherproblemsWhat do we need to do?
  • 115. How can WTA help?EncourageconstructivepartnershipsWhat do we need to do?
  • 116. How can WTA help?What do we need to do?Assist inmarketing the lesspredictable events (e.g.fl ooding of Lake Eyre,waterbird andbudgerigar breeding)
  • 117. How can WTA help?What do we need to do?To do all thiswe need:
  • 118. How can WTA help?What do we need to do?To do all this weneed: Time
  • 119. How can WTA help?What do we need to do?To do all this weneed: Time $$$
  • 120. How can WTA help?What do we need to do?To do all this weneed: Time $$$ People
  • 121. Help us make a difference!
  • 122. http://wildlifetourism.org.au