The Value of Wildlife Tourism
“Value” can mean monetary value (for operators and local communities) and non-economic values (educational, aesthetic, ecological etc.).
- The value of wildlife tourism to Australia’s economy and environment: a report on the discussion at the national WTA workshop “Using Wildlife for Tourism: Opportunities, Threats, Responsibilities” in 2012.
- Using wildlife to value-add to tours and accommodation: a report on the discussion at the national WTA workshop “Using Wildlife for Tourism: Opportunities, Threats, Responsibilities” in 2012.
- Promotion of wildlife in the National Landscapes notes on a presentation at the national WTA workshop “Using Wildlife for Tourism: Opportunities, Threats, Responsibilities” in 2012.
- https://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/the-economic-value-of-birdwatching/ The economic value of birdwatching
- An interview with Professor Clem Tisdell on the economics of wildlife tourism Interview with Clem Tisdell
- Book review: A Handbook of Tourism Economics (much of relevance to wildife tourism within)
- Can wildlife tourism assist wildlife conservation? Can wildlife tourism assist wildlife?
- Wildlife Tourism: a Force for biodiversity conservation and local economies? Conference, 2015.Many presentations and discussions of relevance
- Importance of wildlife tourism to Africa “Hunting contributes less than 0.27% to a country’s GDP. By comparison, wildlife viewing tourism accounts for 96% of all tourism. Wildlife-based tourism generates more than $40billion annually in revenues into Africa.” https://www.iol.co.za/saturday-star/opinion/wildlife-is-critical-to-africas-economic-development-31574173
- Careers in wildlife tourism
- Our research literature page
Kenya’s wildlife conservation efforts and possible assistance from China, with increase in Chinese tourists
Kenya plans to upgrade and diversify wildlife tourism (news, August 2013)
From the website:
“Poachers target especially rhinos and elephants for their tusks and skins, which fetch a lot of money in the black market. The bill will provide a comprehensive institutional framework for managing wildlife, human wildlife conflict, and compensation and ensure that wildlife is beneficial to those who live with the wildlife.”