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Wildlife Tourism Conference, Geelong 2015

Wildlife Tourism: a Force for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Economies?

Australia’s 3rd national wildlife tourism conference,

Geelong, 29 Sep – 2 Oct 2015

This very successful conference was attended by approximately 140 people, with the majority from Victoria but others from across Australia as well as New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and USA, and also connected with participants in Sweden and Kenya via Skype

Program

View the conference program here: http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/wildlife-tourism-conference-2015/program-wildlife-tourism-conference-2015-geelong/

Download the presentations

You can download a few of the presentations here. Some of the other conference papers are to be published in the Journal of Ecotourism and elsewhere. After publication the pdf’s of these presentations will also be downloadable. http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/events/wildlife-tourism-conference-geelong-2015/presentations-from-2015-wildlife-tourism-conference/

Round Table Discussions

A partial report on our round table discussions can be viewed here: http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/events/wildlife-tourism-conference-geelong-2015/round-table-discussions-conference-2015/

Report on conference

Also see the report by Christopher Warren (one of our keynote speakers at the conference):

http://www.chriswarrenonline.com.au/blog/innovations/%E2%80%9Cborn-free%E2%80%9D-not-releasing-wildlife-tourism%E2%80%99s-economic-potential

More detailed reports to appear here soon

roundtable

Many thanks to Tourism Victoria (our pribcipal partner) and other sponsors and supporters.  Please see: http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/sponsors/