Prof Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, represented Wildlife Tourism Australia as well as USC at this event recently
The Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (SDAL) Faculty of MIPA UNNES in collaboration with Tanjung Puting National Park Hall held an International Webinar “Wildlife Ecotourism”. The webinar held on October 21, 2021 online aims to increase awareness and knowledge of tourism stakeholders, tourists, governments, researchers, and students about wildlife ecotourism as a sustainable management of natural resources.
The event was opened by Dr. Masrukan, M. Si. (Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of FMIPA UNNES) was successful with more than 1,500 participants who joined through Zoom video conference and live streaming YouTube channel SDAL FMIPA UNNES Study Center. Participants came from 14 countries namely Albania, Australia, Burma, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Timor Leste. In her report, Dr. Margareta Rahayuningsih, M. Si. (Chairperson of the SDA and Environmental Studies Center) mentioned that this webinar is important to motivate and increase the capacity of tourism stakeholders in wildlife ecotourism.
The three experts who were speakers were Murlan Dameria Pane, S.Hut, M.Si. (Head of Tanjung Puting National Park), Prof. Luchman Hakim, S.Si., M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D (Professor of Biology in ecotourism from Brawijaya University), and Prof. Noel Scott (Professor of sustainable tourism development from the University of the Sunshine Coast Australia). The question and answer session hosted by Arif Nugroho, S.Si. and Muhammad Abdullah, S. Si., M. Sc. went smoothly with high enthusiasm of participants.
At the end of the webinar session, Ms. Murlan as head of TNTP Hall opened the widest opportunity for academics to collaborate on research studies and other scientific activities in Tanjung Puting National Park.