News and coming events



See the November 2014 entries for coming workshops to be run by Wildlife Tourism Australia n Sydney and Perth

 Australasian Bat Society Conference and Annual General Meeting, Townesville, 22-25 of April



9th Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference  Hobart  May 26th To May 30th 2014.

Hi to everyone interested in wildlife rehabilitation in Australia.   Technology is hampering the 2014 AWRC committees’ success in reaching those folk who received the 2012 AWRC bulletins  from Townsville last year.  I really never thought I would be using those lists  again when we moved to Brisbane in January this year.   In an endeavour to assist the 2014 AWRC  Committee to reach as many wildlife rehabilitators as possible  I have offered to assist using the 2012 AWRC conference communication lists.  No doubt heaps will come back on this first go, however  if you would like to be removed from the lists please let me know. The 2014 Conference programme and the 2014 Conference registration form can be found on the AWRC website.


Tropical Tourism Outlook Conference: 
Nature, Culture and Networking for Sustainable Tourism
 8 to 10 August 2014, Dambulla – Kandalama. Sri Lanka

Wildlife Tourism Australia Workshop 11th November Sydney

Informal workshop (members and nonmembers welcome) to discuss wildlife-realted aspects of tourism in protected areas, in preparation for the World Parks Congress. Topics discussed will include  minimal-impact wildlife viewing (including use of new technology), tour operators assisting with research or conservation monitoring, research that is needed on tourism effects on wildlife and their habitats.

World Parks Congress, Sydney, New South Wales,  12-19 November 2014

World Parks Congress (this congress only happens once every 10 years!)

View Google hangouts where we have discussed the Congress:


Wildlife Tourism Australia Workshop 25th November Perth

Informal workshop (members and nonmembers welcome) to discuss wildlife-realted aspects of tourism relating to Australasia and Asia, just prior to the ITSA conference
Details TBA
ITSA, Perth, Western Australia,  26-29 November 2014

International Tourism Studies Association conference 

Many wildlife-related topics will be discussed, from Australian and Asian perspectives.

Download the flier:ITSA_Flyer (2.5mb)

Also consider the possibility of sponsorship or a display: FINAL – ITSA_Prospectus-print (7.7mb)



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