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This study aimed to: investigate the diversity and common features amongst bird-watching tourists; determine what bird-watchers, and sub-groupings of bird-watchers, most wish to see and do in Australia; investigate the role of the tourism industry in bird-watching and investigate bird-watchers’ opinions and practices in relation to conservation aspects.

by Ronda Green and Darryl Jones

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Practices, Needs and Attitudes of Bird-Watching Tourists in Australia

 

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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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This report presents the results of a wildlife tourism product aimed at providing information about the role of Australian native wildlife as a tourism product in the international visitor market.

by Liz Fredline and Bill Faulkner

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International Market Analysis of Wildlife Tourism

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This Case Study shows how the owners of Hidden Valley Cabins decided that it was best for the business and the environment to look at energy efficient initiatives.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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Birdwatching is a major component of wildlife tourism and is one of the most rapidly growing pastimes in the Western world. This review attempts to provide an initial description of the characteristics of birdwatching tourism in Australia and to discern its main constraints and challenges.

by Darryl N. Jones and Ralf Buckley

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Birdwatching Tourism in Australia

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To identify various places in Australia where tourists can have direct experiences of macropods in a natural habitat and to assess the likely quality of such an experience.

by David B. Croft and Neil Leiper

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Assessment Opportunities for International Tourism Based on Wild Kangaroos

 

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The research objective of the present project was to determine the relative impacts of disposal of human wastes on vegetation and soils in Tasmanian vegetation types that occur in areas used for wild country camping, with particular emphasis on the impact of digging, the impact of nutrient accessions, the persistence of  paper products, such as tissues, and the disturbance of burials by native animals.

by Jamie Kirkpatrick and Kerry Bridle

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This report considers the role of wildlife tourism in the Australian domestic market through a study based on a telephone interview survey of 1356 respondents from all over Australia. The aims of this study were to assess the role and significance of wildlife experiences within the Australian domestic tourism market; establish a typology of domestic wildlife tourists through market segmentation and develop market profiles; and examine motivations for and satisfaction levels with wildlife encounters amongst domestic wildlife tourists.

by Liz Fredline

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An Analysis of the Domestic Wildlife Tourism Market in Australia

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The research in this report was an investigation of the criteria pertinent to establishing a destination brand. The research project investigated the role of destination brand and image as a motivator for destination vacation choice.  The project made a comparison of two destinations, the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Australia.

by Hugh Wilkins, Bill Merrilees, Carmen Herington

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