This is a site for travellers, tour operators, ecolodges, wildlife parks, guides, academic researchers, students, conservation managers and others with an interest in wildlife tourism and the related topics of quality interpretation, ecological sustainability, animal welfare in captive and wild settings, positive and negative effects of tourism on wildlife conservation, value of wildlife tourism to local economies, and research into all of these.
- Tuesday 13th June 2017, Sydney: Illegal wildlife trafficking workshop (one day)
- 10-11 July July 2017, Far North Queensland: Wildlife Interpretation workshop (2 days)
- October 2018, Tasmania: wildlife tourism conference (3 days)
Stay tuned for details! See under ‘Past events‘ for details of 2016 events (and earlier)
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.
Tour Operators, Researchers and Students
- Promote your tours, eco-accommodation, wildlife park etc.
- Find past or coming conferences, other news and research relevant to your business
- Discuss best practice and many other aspects of wildlife tourism and many other topics
- Join our Australian Wildlife Tourism Research Network if you are interested in helping to conduct wildlife research
- Find employees or employment