Wildlife Tourism Webinars June 2020

Viewing King Parrot, Lamington NP (photo Araucaria Ecotours)

We originally planned to run a conference in Brisbane in June 2020. Coronavirus prevented this, but we held three lively and informative webinars in its place, and are now planning the conference for June 2021.

A report will soon be available.

Meantime, click here for further information about topics and presenters

The following Webinars were held between 22nd & 25th June 2020

DayTimeTopicPresenterOrganisationPresentation or discussion
Mon1.30pmintro
1.35pmWildlife interpretationNoel ScottUni Sunshine CoastWildlife interpretation experiences
1.40pmSarah PyeUni Sunshine CoastUsing narratives to engage potential travellers in wildlife tourism
1.45pmQ&A – interpetation
1.55pmTourism & conservationMarissa AltmannWildlife Friendly Enterprise Network“Incentivizing Conservation Outcomes Through Certified Wildlife Friendly™ Tourism 
TBAANIMONDIALVoluntourism: defining the good from the bad
2.05pmInnes LarkinMt Barney Lodge The ability of businesses to declare a climate emergency
210pmDavid NewsomeMurdoch UniUse of protected areas: implications for conservation and a responsible attitude to wildlife tourism.
2.15pmMaulita Sari HaniConservation InternationalVisitor management strategy for sustainable manta ray tourism in MPAs of Raja Ampat – West Papua
2.25pmQ&A – conservation and tourism
2.30pmHuman/wildlife interactionDaniel TurnerANIMONDIALWhat do we mean by interaction and when is it appropriate?
2.35pm Maree Kerr and Sera StevesWildlife Tourism AustraliaBat Tourism: Interactions in a Covid-19 World
2.40pmThomas JonesAsia-Pacific University, Interactions with Macaques at Japan’s first monkey park
2.45pmQ&A – interactions
2.50pmGeneral discussionWe will be divided into smaller groups for the first part, to give everyone a chance e to have an input, then join into a final plenary discussion.
3.30pmclose
Tues1.30pmintro
1.35pmAsia/PacificNoel ScottUni Sunshine CoastUNWTO study on  Sustainable WT in Asia and the Pacific
1.40pmJatna SupriatnaUniversity of IndonesiaWildlife tourism in Indonesia’s protected areas
1.45pmMaulita Sari HaniConservation InternationalCommunity-based whale shark tourism in Sumbawa (Indonesia)
1.50pmBarry DaviesGondwana GuidesEcotourism in Cambodia: the real deal
1.55pmRie UsuiHiroshima UniversityWildlife tourism as a space for healing: Evidence from Japan 
2.00pmMadura ThivankaBritish School of CommerceRequirement of Sustainable Wildlife tourism strategy for Sri Lanka
2.05pmNina BraskANIMONDIALCan interactions with captive Asian elephants ever be sustainable and responsible?
2.10pmIngrid SuterAsian Captive Elephant StandardsStandards for elephant-based tourism
2.15Q&A – Asia/Pacific wildlife tourism
2.30pmCoronavirusEmily FlowerGiffih UniThe impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on captive elephants and their owners in Thailand.
2.35pmDaniel TurnerANIMONDIALCoronavirus: perspectives on wildlife tourism and the need to rethink our relationship with animals
2.40pmQ&A – coronavirus
2.45pmWTAustralia expand to WT Australasia?Jonathon SpringAuckland Institute of Studies
Communitas, Australasia, Pasifika and Wildlife Tourism: How to involve tourism and communities of practice to achieve wildlife conservation within the Pacific Rim?
2.50pm
Discussion – possibiliy of WTA expanding to Australasia (Australia, New Zealand, PNG, West Papua and neighbouring islands)
3.00pmGeneral discussionWe will be divided into smaller groups for the first part, to give everyone a chance e to have an input, then join into a final plenary discussion.
3.30pmclose
Thur1.30pmIntro
1.35pmBirdfeedingMichelle PlantWildlife Interactions ConsultingBird-feeding 
1.40pmDarryl JonesGriffith UniBird-feeding 
1.45pmQ&A – bird-feeding
2.05pmMarketing Chris LarsenBlueSky WildlifeHow Blue Sky Wildlife can support your Wildlife Tourism Business
2.10pmLiz WardTourism TribeDigital marketing for wildlife tourism
2.15pmQ&A – marketing (general)
2.25pmAround the WorldDiscussion on any additional news or perspectives from various countries
2.35pmGeneral discussionDiscussion – on any of the topics above or anything related to wildlife tourism. We will be divided into smaller groups for the first part, to give everyone a chance e to have an input, then join into a final plenary discussion.
3.30pmclose


Information on topics and presentations

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“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?

Now scheduled for 27th June to 1st July 2021:

See https://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/wildlife-tourism-conference-brisbane-2021/

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

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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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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