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Where the Wild Things Grow

University of Adelaide (South Australia), 6-9 November 2016. 
Major themes: leadership, partnerships and ethics in wildlife tourism. Discuss how to balance making a profit with environmental and social responsibility, how to enhance local economies in regional areas with a diversity of wildlife-related experiences, how best to get tourism operators, conservation managers, academic researchers, governments, local communities and volunteer tourists working together, and other important topics. learn of experiences in Australia, Asia, Iceland and the Middle East. Visit wildlife attractions near Adelaide.  Share your own research, practical experience or ideas with others through a formal presentation or our round-table discussions

Registration and Call for Papers now open! Deadline for abstracts extended to 3rd October
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Wildlife Tourism Australia (WTA) is a not for profit incorporated association representing tourist operations, educators, researchers, students, businesses, NGOs and individuals that support sustainable wildlife tourism in Australia.

See the code of conduct for our members.

Wildlife Tourism Research and Information

On this site we provide an extensive amount of information in many areas including:

  • research literature relevant to wildlife tourism; discussions, blog entries and book reviews on wildlife tourism topics; reports on workshops, roundtable discussions etc.
  • members’ backgrounds and research interests

Wildlife experience seekers: plan your travels!

Seek quality tour operators, eco-accommodation, wildlife parks, and other wildlife experiences throughout Australia (and beyond), look for volunteer opportunities and information on Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.

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