Deadline for abstracts: Monday 26th September

We welcome presentations of the themes as listed on the main conference page. These can be :

  • Academic research on benefits of wildlife tourism to wildlife (both positive and negative results – it’s useful to know what doesn’t work as well as what does)
  • Academic research or personal observation of benefits to the tour operator of not only doing the right thing but being seen to do the right thing (reflections on “greenwashing” by not-so-genuine operators are also welcome)
  • Review articles of research by others (plus relevant “grey literature and personal observation where appropriate)
  • Case studies based personal experience (either by tour operators, ecolodge managers, zoo keepers etc., or by travellers who have experienced operations making a positive impact)
  • Ideas for, reviews of or experience in starting a wildlife tourism business that can assist wildlife in remote areas
  • Ideas for, reviews of or experience in getting the public interested in wildlife other than charismatic megafauna, and concerned for their conservation
  • Anything else of relevance to the major themes will be considered

Send your abstract to Dr Leah Burns, the main conference organiser on Wildlife Tourism Australia’s committee.


  • your name, and that of any co-author
  • any associated institution or organisation
  • your country of residence
  • your email
  • an abstract (summary) of up to 500 words giving a synopsis of what your talk will cover
  • whether you would prefer a long presentation (10 minutes including 2 minutes Q&A), short presentation (4 mins, with Q&A combined with other short-presentation speakers at the end of the session) or a poster paper (poster paper can be any size up to A0, either landscape or portrait, and posters will also be displayed online).
  • whether you prefer to attend in person or virtually

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