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Impacts of Bird Watching on Communities and Species: Long-term and Short-term Responses in Rainforest and Eucalypt Habitats

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Overseas studies on the activities associated with bird watching have shown significant impacts on birds in numerous important ways. This report is the first comprehensive study of the impacts of bird watching on birds undertaken in Australia. The structure of avian communities and the disturbance distances of selected species in sites within both rainforest and eucalypt habitats in southeast Queensland were studied. Specifically, this report sought to quantify the influence of different levels of disturbance.

by Darryl Jones and Thomas Nealson

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Impacts of Bird Watching on Communities and Species: Long-term and Short-term Responses in Rainforest and Eucalypt Habitats

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This report presents the results of an economics component of the National Interdisciplinary Project (NIP) on wildlife tourism in Australia. The main objectives of the study were to outline and assess the role that economics can play in the valuation and management of wildlife-based tourism, undertake appropriate case studies to highlight the value of economics and its limits in assessing wildlife tourism in each case, take into account relevant environmental issues involved in wildlife tourism, and make future recommendations.

by Clem Tisdell and Clevo Wilson

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Economics, Wildlife Tourism and Conversation: Three Case Studies

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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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Australian Antarctic & Sub-Antarctic Tourism: Towards a Sustainable Industry

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Antarctica is a growing international tourist destination and is marketed as a unique nature-based experience. This snapshot document profiles key STCRC research in the field of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic tourism and the protection of the region’s wildlife. Celebrated as two of the greatest natural wonders of the world, both Macquarie Island, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Australia’s only sub-Antarctic island groups, were granted World Heritage status on 3 December 1997. The project researched and developed Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic tourism opportunities by: assessing multi-jurisdictional legal, administrative and environmental requirements for Australian operators in Antarctica; researching the role, significance and vulnerability of wildlife tourism in the development of the Antarctic tourism product; and developing a multimedia virtual tour of Tasmania’s Antarctic and Southern Ocean sites.

by STCRC and Lorne Kriwoken, Nick Holmes, John Williamson, Melissa Giese,  Helen Achurch, S Robinson, Claire Ellis and Murray Johnson

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