2005 WTA Second Annual Workshop

Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: The Perfect Marriage?

APRIL 17-19, 2005

Hosted by:

Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse
Southern Queensland

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:


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.

Please note that most images in the presentations have been deleted for copyright reasons, we apologise for any formatting or reading difficulties.

Copyright Notice

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Workshop Sessions



Workshop Evaluation

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)

Workshop Sponsors

We greatly appreciate the financial support of our workshop sponsors: