Wildlife Tourism Australia Conference 2020

Many thanks to our major sponsor: Griffith University (Science Group, School of Environment and Science, and the Environment Futures research Institute)

“Wildlife Tourism:

Enhancing the Benefits for Wildlife and People”

We’ve discussed many aspects of minimising negative effects and enhancing positive effects of wildlife tourism.

Now, how do we really make it happen?

21-25 June 2020

Nathan campus of Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland (“the university in a forest”)

Wild koala near Gold Coast. Photo: Araucaria Ecotours

How do we minimise the negative effects and enhance the positive effects of wildlife tourism? We’re starting the 20’s by discussing how to really make it benefit both wildlife and people.

This important conference will involve researchers, students, tour operators, ecolodges, zoos, national parks, NGOs, government and others. A mix of people from different backgrounds always achieves new insights and ideas.

We’re also holding a free public forum (open to both public and conference delegates) on bird feeding at Southbank Parklands, Sunday 21st June, just before out welcome function for delegates. Delegates and the general public are all welcome to attend the forum.

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Call for papers now open!

Registration now open!


Topics (see Topics for more detail):

Thorny devil, Tallaringa Photo DEWNR, SA
  • Innovation and diversity in wildlife tourism for economic growth and biodiversity conservation in regional areas
  • Wildlife/human interactions (positive and negative): enhancing the positive and mitigating the negative
  • Wildlife tourism protecting or restoring habitats and species
  • The forgotten wildlife: tourism involving reptiles, frogs, fish, invertebrates and the lesser-known mammals and birds
  • Visitor education for appreciation and understanding of wildlife: making it entertaining, memorable and meaningful
  • Citizen science and conservation volunteering in wildlife tourism
  • Climate change and wildlife tourism: avoiding and mitigating
  • Wildlife tourism in Asia and the Pacific

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King parrot approaches Darren in Lamington National Park. Photo: Araucaria Ecotours
Delegates watching devils at [email protected] during our 2018 conference in Tasmania
We will be looking at both marine and terrestrial wildlife tourism. Minke whale, Coral Sea. Photo: Eye to Eye Marine Encounters
Tourists and birds explore Tangalooma Resort, Moreton Island, Queensland. Photo Araucaria Ecotours
Orangutan at Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo. We will be including wildlife tourism in Asia and the Pacific (Australia’s neighbours). Photo Araucaria Ecotours

Many thanks to our major sponsor: Griffith University (Science Group, School of Environment and Science, and the Environment Futures research Institute)

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