Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: The Perfect Marriage?
APRIL 17-19, 2005
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse
Workshop Overview and Outcomes
WTA held its second annual workshop at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse, near Lamington National Park in south-east Queensland on 17-19 April 2005. The workshop was considered a great success by those who attended. The two keynote presentations were by celebrated author Bradley Trevor Greive and politician the Hon. Warren Entsch MP and were very inspiring and thought provoking. The theme for this year’s workshop was “Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: The perfect marriage?” and a number of presentations, case studies and workshops relating to this theme were presented and discussed, with a particular focus on benefits to wildlife tourism businesses. The proceedings of the workshop are available below.
The key conclusion emerging from the workshop was that some great work is already being done by some wildlife tourism operators in ‘marrying’ wildlife tourism and conservation. However, there are more opportunities in this area, and WTA is keen to work with governments in further exploring these opportunities and removing some of the obstacles currently faced by WT operators.
Please download the final Workshop Program below:
- Pdf Version: WTA Final Workshop Program (pdf 668kb)
- Word Version: WTA Final Workshop Program (doc 1.1MB)
Authors have submitted their conference presentations to be made available on this website. These presentations have been converted to pdf format from either Word or PowerPoint documents. The presentations are listed below by title in order of presentation. For a detailed list of presentations, please download the Workshop Program above.
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- Welcome and introduction to Binna Burra – Linus Bagley (pdf 499kb)
- Inala Nature Tours: marrying wildlife tourism and conservation – Tonia Cochran (pdf 52kb)
- Fostering sustainable behaviour through interpretation: a case study of Zoos Victoria – Betty Weiler (pdf 529kb)
- How to work with Tourism Australia – Susana Heraud (pdf 3.1MB)
- Research on wildlife tourism by the Sustainable Tourism CRC – Karen Higginbottom (pdf 293kb)
- Birdwatching tourism in Australia – Ronda Green (pdf 594kb)
- Welcome and introduction to O?Reilly’s – Matt Perry (pdf 622kb)
- Conservation through Exciting Education! – Nick Bell (pdf 248kb)
- The growth of whale watching tourism in Australia – Mick McIntyre (pdf 496kb)
- Perceptions of zoos: what do the visitors want – Andrew Tribe (pdf 73kb)
- Wildlife tourism at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse – Matt Perry (pdf 958kb)
- Tasmania’s new Wildlife Tourism Strategy: marrying wildlife tourism and conservation – Fiona Adlam (pdf 380kb)
- Using the media to promote your wildlife tourism products – Kris Madden (pdf 50kb)
- Designing and managing wildlife tourism interactions – Ian Tranter (pdf 50kb)
- A management challenge: wildlife feeding at O’Reillys – Daryl Jones (pdf 56kb) and Scott Hetherington (pdf 53kb)
- Incorporating Indigenous people and content into wildlife tourism – Denise Goodfellow (pdf 6.5MB)
- Designing and managing wildlife tourism interactions – Ian Tranter (pdf 25kb)
- Creative wildlife interpretation – Nick Mooney (pdf 33kb)
- Using volunteers and research in wildlife tourism – Claire Ellis (pdf 21kb)
- A management challenge: wildlife feeding at O’Reillys – Daryl Jones, Ronda Green, Matt Perry, Scott Hetherington (pdf 22kb)
- Incorporating Indigenous people and content into wildlife tourism – Denise Goodfellow (pdf 21kb)
As part of the final session, delegates were asked to evaluate the workshop. The following document is a summary of those evaluations, please click to download.
WTA Workshop Evaluation (pdf 21kb)
We greatly appreciate the financial support of our workshop sponsors: