Wildlife Tourism Workshop Perth 25 November
Wildlife Tourism Australia will be conducted a half-day workshop on wildlife tourism
“Thinking outside the box: diversity and innovation in wildlife tourism”
Venue TBA: probably the campus of Murdoch University, Perth
The workshop will begin with a short presentation, then break into several small discussion groups to consider questions such as:
- what wildlife species are not well promoted for tourism? Which ones could have high appeal to visitors, and how could we best view and promote them?
- what makes viewing difficult for some species? (nocturnal habits, underground lifestyle, sparse distribution, remote locations …). If money was no object, what could we do to enhance viewing opportunities? Since money IS usually limiting, which possibilities might be most feasible?
- what seasonal spectacles could we be making better use of?
- What invertebrates could be appealing, either through beauty, weird looks, strange behaviour, architecture (termite mounds and corals attract – what about smaller structures?), or important functions in ecosystems?
- How do we minimise negative impacts to wildlife and their habitats in all of the above?
- How do we best employ tour operations in research into our lesser-known species?
The workshop is free of charge and will be held the day before the ITSA (International Tourism Studies Association) conference to be held at Murdoch University 26-28 November
Please let us know if you’re interested n attending