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Concern over the potential negative impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has led to the Australian Federal Government to implement a Clean Energy Future Plan than encompasses a carbon pricing scheme.  This fact sheet helps businesses recognise the impacts of this carbon pricing scheme on their business and how they can implement the relevant changes to save them in the long-term.

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Reviews mechanisms by which wildlife tourism can have negative effects on wildlife and the management practices that can be used to mitigate these effects with a focus on practices relevant to Australia.

by Ronda Green and Karen Higginbottom

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Negative Effects of Wildlife Tourism on Wildlife

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A review of the ways wildlife tourism can have positive effects on wildlife and their habitats, discusses the limited evidence regarding the extent to which these are currently being realised in Australia and make recommendations to enhance such effects.

by Karen Higginbottom, Chelsea Northrope and Ronda Green

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Positive Effects of Wildlife Tourism on Wildlife

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Improving lighting efficiency can be one of the most simple and cost effective strategies for tourism operations to reduce energy consumption.  This Fact Sheet provides useful information on different types of lighting and tips on how to balance functionality, cost and environmental considerations.

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For many businesses, increased energy costs will represent an opportunity to improve how you operate. Recognising the potential impacts of an energy-constrained economy and implementing energy efficiency measures can help save your business money in the long-term.

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This  best practice manual concentrates specifically on the procedures of dolphin swim-tour operations. It is a knowledge product developed from the research findings of the technical report Best Practice and Interpretation Tourist/Wildlife Encounters: A Wild Dolphin Swim Tour Example.

by Fleur ONeill, Sam Barnard and Diane Lee

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Best Practice Guidelines for Dolphin Swim Tour Operations Industry Manual : A Dolphin Discovery Center Example

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The principal aim of this exploratory study is to develop and test the initial stages of a framework to assess the sustainability of marine wildlife tourism operations in Western Australia. In particular, this study uses the available research as a guide to understanding ecological, environmental, operational and social impacts of marine wildlife tourism on both marine wildlife and humans and subsequently develops a wildlife-auditing framework.

by Kate Rodger, Amanda Smith, Claire Davis, David Newsome and Philip Patterson

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In 2010, the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney was commissioned to develop a set of Australian tourism Sustainability Performance Indicators (SPI) relevant at the national and destination levels. The project was managed by the National Tourism Alliance (NTA) and was directed by a National Steering Committee that represented the major stakeholder organisations in the industry, including the major peak industry bodies.  This report, which is the second of three final reports from the project, outlines the process undertaken to develop the indicator framework.

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