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International Coral Reef Symposium

International Coral Reef Symposium

 The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) will be held in Cairns, Australia in July 2012.

Further information on this important event can be found at

http://www.icrs2012.com/Default.htm


Camera trapping for wildlife surveys – submit abstract now

 

Camera trapping for wildlife surveys

motion sensing camera at Araucaria Ecotours property

From the website of the Camera Trapping Colloquium to be held at Taronga Zoo in September:

The Australasian Wildlife Management Society in collaboration with the Invasive Animals CRC and partners are hosting a Camera Trapping in Wildlife Management and Research Colloquium at the ANZ Lecture Theatre, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Australia, 13-14 September 2012. To help us with developing the program and organising the Colloquium, please register your interest.

Just 3 days left now to submit your abstract

The techniques are primarily for ecologists and conservation managers, but – as discussed in Wildlife Tourism Australia’s recent workshop – there is much opportunity for tour operators and ecolodge managers to become involved in on-going research on basic wildlife ecology, natural history and conservation.

For further details, visit:

http://www.onqconferences.com.au/events/ctc/home.php


National Workshop on Wildlife Tourism

 

National Workshop on Wildlife Tourism

Wildlife Tourism Australia’s 3rd national workshop was held at Currumbin WIldlife Sanctuary 16-18 May 2012, and generated much active discussion, new networks and the beginnings of new policy statements

Deatiled descriptions will soon be on the website

Some preliminary notes can be found here:

http://wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/events/using-wildlife-for-tourism-national-workshop-2012/

One of the breakout discussion groups


Using Wildlife for Tourism: Workshop 2012

One of the breakout discussion groups

 

Using Wildlife for Tourism: Workshop 2012

Wildlife Tourism Australia’s 3rd national workshop was a great success judging by the animated (friendly) discussions, the flow of ideas and information, and the many positive comments we have received

Delegates came from Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Japan.

Once our volunteer scribes have sent us their notes.we’ll be writing up a detailed report

Meantime you can download a pdf of the abstracts and discussion questions from http://wildlifetourism.org.au/wildlife-tourism-workshop-2012/program-wildlife-tourism-workshop-may-2012/

There is already talk of a workshop on Northern Territory next year on an Indigenous approach to wildlife interpretation, and a full-scalewildlife tourism conference in 2014 or 2015

Afternoon tea at the workshop, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


Program for National Wildlife Tourism Workshop – May 2012

 

Program for National Wildlife Tourism Workshop – May 2012

The program for WTA’s third national wildlife tourism workshop, marking WTA’s 10th anniversary, is now available.

Visit http://wildlifetourism.org.au/wildlife-tourism-workshop-2012/program-wildlife-tourism-workshop-may-2012/

 


NEW RESEARCH FOR MANDURAH DOLPHINS

NEW RESEARCH FOR MANDURAH DOLPHINS

(press release)

Murdoch University academic student undertaking a Honours Degree in Marine Science Mr James Raeside 24 of Coolbellup is focusing his thesis on Mandurah Dolphins.

With the deaths of six Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Swan-Canning Estuary in 2009 emphasised the need to better understand the ecology of dolphins within estuarine environments.

Bottle-nosed dolphins (photo Araucaria Ecotours)

Research has already been carried out in the Swan-Canning, Cockburn Sound and Bunbury confines.

Raeside has teamed up with Mandurah Cruises who have offered their vessels to him on a daily bases to carryout research and use them as a photographic platform which allows him the opportunity to get very close to them.

The studies will focus on developing a photo—identification catalogue of the dolphins found in the Mandurah Estuary and Murray and Serpentine river systems.

The collaboration with Mandurah Cruises and Mr Raeside’s research will have an end result of having identified and naming most of the mammals from markings on the dorsal fins but will be an opportunistic time to study the presence of any skin lesions that will access the dolphin’s population health.

Each dolphin sighting is recorded with time, location with GPS and number of dolphins present that will form part of the photo-identification data.

The research will be the base of subsequent studies of the dolphin population occurring in the Peel Region.

On average Mr Raeside sees approximately 8 dolphins per day which includes 4 calves, two have just recently been born.

When asked about the dolphins he has seen so far he stated they looked happy, healthy, large and productive.

 


Accommodation for Wildlife Tourism Workshop, Gold Coast

 

Accommodation for Wildlife Tourism Workshop, Gold Coast

The Rocks Hotel

The Rocks Resort, 10 minutes walk from workshop venue

Accommodation possibilities for the Wildlife Tourism Australia’s national workshop “Using Wildlife for Tourism: Opportunities, Threats, Responsibilities” at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast in May 2012, are now posted on the website: http://wildlifetourism.org.au/wildlife-tourism-workshop-2012/accommodation-for-wildlife-tourism-workshop/

The most convenient will be the 2- and 3-bedroom apartments just around the corner from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, but there are also 4-star single bedroom units by the beach a short walk away, a 15-minute bus-ride to a backpacker hostel, and other possibilities


Earlybird registration closes midnight tonight

Earlybird registration closes midnight tonight

Tonight is the night! Earlybird registration closes at midnight tonight for the national wildlife tourism workshop. You can still register after today – it’s just be a bit more expensive from tomorrow onwards.


Earlybird Registration deadline for Wildlife Tourism Workshop

Earlybird Registration ends this week for “Using Wildlife for Tourism: Opportunities, Threats, Responsibilities”

This is Wildlife Tourism Australia’s third national workshop, and marks the 10th anniversary of WTA

16-18 May 2012, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast Queensland

Visit:

* Earlybird Registration ends midnight this Friday 16th March 2012 *


Sustainable behaviour workshop

Fostering Sustainable Behaviour: Introductory Workshop Brisbane

he Bicycle Network group of Victoria have sent us information on the following event with Dr Doug McKenzie-Mohr

When: Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2012 9am – 4.30pm (registration from 8.30am)

Where: Christie Conference Centre – Level 1, 320 Adelaide St.

What: This introductory community-based social marketing workshop will be of interest to those working to promote waste reduction, water and energy efficiency, modal transportation changes, watershed protection, and other sustainable behaviour changes. Those who work to promote behavioural changes that promote health, such as active lifestyles, will also benefit from attending. The workshop will:

  • Teach you how to identify the barriers holding your program back
  • Provide you with behaviour change tools  Show you how to pilot and evaluate your program to make it successful!

For details call 03 8376 8888

Cost: $750 per person inc. GST, includes meals and beverages limited number of not-for-profit bookings Available at $500 per person

See http://www.bv.com.au/general/join-in/93718/ for details


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