Past Events and Workshops
Past events relevant to wildlife tourism
World Parks Congress, Sydney, New South Wales, 12-19 November 2014
This exciting and important event, run by the international Union for Conservation of Nature, only happens once every ten years.
Many topics were discussed by people from many countries and many backgrounds.
The next will be held in Russia in 2024.
WTA Chair Ronda Green presented on encouraging the next generation into our parks (marine and terrestrial) by engaging them in voluntary wildlife research, and stayed for the full week
Wildlife Tourism Australia Workshop 11th November Sydney
This was an informal workshop to discuss wildlife-realted aspects of tourism in protected areas, in preparation for the World Parks Congress. Topics discussed included minimal-impact wildlife viewing using both new and old technology, tour operators assisting with research or conservation monitoring, and research that is needed on tourism effects on wildlife and their habitats or on visitor behaviour and attitudes.
Bird Fair, Sydney
For reports on some of the other events run by WTA or attended by WTA members please visit:
- Report on National Workshop 2012
- 2008 Beaudesert Workshop Series
- 2007 Wildlife of the Scenic Rim
- 2006 The 2nd Australian Wildlife Tourism Conference
- 2005 WTA Second Annual Workshop
- 2003 Wildlife Tourism Australia Inaugural Workshop
- 2001 Sustainable Wildlife Tourism Convention
Some other events in recent years:
International Coral Reef Symposium
Cairns, Australia July 2012.
- Wilderness Survival Course- Basic: 28 to 29 July 2012
- Outdoor Navigation Course: 28 to 29 July 2012
The 8th National Rehabilitation Conference,
Townsville, Nth Queensland, July 16-20, 2012
Emerging Tourism Opportunities – People, Partnerships and Programs in the Kimberley
Camera Trapping in Wildlife Management & Research Colloquium
September 2012, Sydney
Binna Burra Bird Week with Barry Davies
October 2012 (Barry, of Gondwana Guides, is a member, and former committee member, of WTA)
Cairns 15-17 October 2012 Ecotourism Australia
(attended by Ronda Green and Peter Wood, chair and secretary of Wildlife Tourism Australia, and Ronda presented a paper on wildlife tourism)
Training with Savannah Guides
1-4 November 2012
Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory
The Savannah Guides School was held on the theme of “Working Together – Savannah Guides Partnerships” with a heavy involvement by NT Parks and Wildlife Service and Tourism NT, and association also with the Indigenous Business Partners and communities and organisations of the Katherine region.
Using Wildlife for Tourism:Opportunities, Threats, Responsibilities
Wildlife Tourism Australia’s 3rd national workshop
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, May 2012
Economics of wildlife tourism, providing world-class interpretation, contributions of wildlife tourism to conservation, minimising negative impacts
Wildlife Tourism Australia had a display at the Scenic Rim’s third Wildlife Expo in Beaudesert (southeast Queensland) Sunday 7th August 2011
Animals, People – a Shared Environment, Conference in Brisbane
The 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group Conference
Brisbane 10- – 13th July 2011. The theme, Animals, People – a Shared Environment, includes wildlife tourism as one of the topics and Ronda Green (chair WTA spoke of her experiences in wildlife tourism and human-wildlife interaction).