News and coming events


  • Huge thank you to Tourism Victoria for their excellent support in becoming the Principal Partner for our 3rd Wildlife Tourism Conference!

  • Ecotourism Australia helps promote the conference in Geelong – thank you!

3rd Australian Wildlife Tourism Conference in Geelong, Victoria Sept/Oct 2015

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

Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October 2015

This exciting conference will be held in a wildlife-rich region with a variety of pre and post conference tours. Keynotes include experts from across Australia, also USA and our near neighbours Indonesia and Malaysia. The welcome function will be on Tuesday 29 September, and the conference itself running Wednesday 30 September  to Friday 2 October.  It will follow the successful pattern of our previous events with presentations in the mornings and roundtable discussions in the afternoons.

Call for abstracts and registration are open!  Some great sponsors are supporting us and YOU can join them  – please get in early so we can finalise planning for a great conference.


Best EN Tourism Think Tank, South Africa 1721 June 2015

Sawubona and welcome to Think Tank XV with the theme “The Environment – People Nexus in Sustainable Tourism: Finding the Balance”,  Hosted by the University of Pretoria in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, June 17-21 2015!

(BEST EN = Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network)

(WTA Chair Ronda Green will be attending)


Australian Citizen Science Conference 2015: Maximising the Capacity of Citizen Science for Science and Society

A Fenner Conference on the Environment supported by the Australian Academy of Science

When: 23-24 July, 2015

Where: The Shine Dome, Canberra

(WTA treasurer Dr Peter Wood plan to present a paper on WTA’s research network)

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