Call for Papers: wildlife tourism conference 2020

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We are now calling for papers (oral or poster) to be presented at the wildlife tourism conference in Brisbane 21-25 June 2020

We are emphasising the positive for the beginning of the 20s. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing both positive and negative effects of wildlife tourism on wildlife and people – we are certainly no ignoring the negatives (minimising them is after all a part of having a positive impact) but focusing on how do we now get out thee and do it? How do we ensure that wildlife tourism has a positive impact, either with actual conservation projects, citizen science research by tourists or operators, quality interpretation, combating illegal wildlife trafficking, conservation breeding and rehabilitation, financial contributions to conservation or research projects etc.

Presentations can include research, reviews, presentation of ideas for the future, case histories from your own experience etc. – just as long as it is deemed to be of interest and useful to others with an interest in the topic. As soon as we receive an abstract it will be revised by the committee and you will know within days whether or not it is accepted, or whether any modifications are suggested.

Please send:

  • title
  • author/s name/s
  • contact details
  • an abstract of up to 300 words
  • whether you prefer an oral or poster paper
  • an indication of which (if any) of the following categories it would best fit under (see Topics)
    • 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 and rehabilitating 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
    • Wildlife tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Send to Ronda Green (chair), who will pass it on to the committee for review and you will be notified within days of acceptance or any need of editing.

You can however still submit up to 30 May 2020, but it will assist with program planning if you could send your abstract, or at least a working title ASAP..

Registration is also now open.

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