Saving Sun Bears

Sarah Pye first visited Borneo in 2012, ostensibly to see orangutans in the wild. When she met Dr Wong Siew Te, Founder of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, and saw the world’s ‘forgotten bear’ hanging 40m in the air, she asked what she could do to help sun...

Blue Sky Wildlife: marketing for wildlife tours

by Chris Larsen, Director Blue Sky Wildlife [Note: Chris was a presenter in WTA’s recent webinars (June 2020)] Blue Sky Wildlife is an online marketplace specialising in wildlife tourism. Its aim is to connect the independent eco tourist with reliable local...

WEST PAPUA WILDLIFE IN MERAUKE REGION.

By Bonevasius Kondahon Bony and Ronda at the Farewell function last year [Bonevasius (“Bony”) was a participant in a Short Course Award: Sustainable Tourism for Regional Growth implemented by Griffith and the University of the Sunshine Coast with a group...

GHANA: An undiscovered Safari destination

Article by WTA member Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe (Business Journalist at Goldstreet Business, Ghana) Ghana is not a country most Australians think of visiting for ecotourism and adventure tourism. There are however, several reasons why such visits and tours would yield...

Wildlife tourism seminars Japan – 3

ok, now for the actual seminars I presented essentially the same talk at Hiroshima University (a beautiful, spacious campus I somehow didn’t photograph – second largest university in Japan) and the Asia-Pacific University in Beppu (adjacent to Oita). The Q...

Wildlife tourism seminars Japan – 2

(continued from previous post) 5-6th November The Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama was my next destination, so I had my first-ever ride in a Japanese “bullet train” to Kyoto, from where I switched to a local train to the very pretty region of Arashiyama,...

Wildlife Tourism Seminars Japan 1

Ronda J Green, PhD (chair of Wildlife Tourism Australia and adjunct research fellow, Griffith University) 2nd November 2019 Rie Usui Tonight I head for Japan (via Taiwan) as an invited keynote presenter at a wildlife tourism summit at the Asia-Pacific University,...