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This report is one of a series in the Sustainable Tourism Corporative Research Center’s overall project to develop a framework, guidelines and tools to enhance assessment, evaluation and reporting of visitor use in protected areas. In this report we review the approaches management agencies have taken to research and assess ecologically sustainable visitor use of Australia’s World Heritage Areas.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Ecologically Sustainable Visitor Use of Australia’s World Heritage Areas

 

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Wildlife tourism is big business worldwide, and is a valuable tool for nature conservation. This is a comprehensive volume on the subject, written by experts in the field and drawing on a wide range of disciplines. It covers the full scope of wildlife tourism, including zoos, wildlife watching, hunting and fishing. It provides an up-to-date review of wildlife tourism issues, and practical directions for enhancing its Triple Bottom Line sustainability. This book is essential reading for all tourism professionals, wildlife managers, recreation managers, researchers, and general readers with an interest in the role of wildlife in tourism. For a review of this title by WildWatch, go to this site – http://www.wildwatch.com/magazine/reviews.asp

by Karen Higginbottom

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Wildlife Tourism: Impacts, Management and Planning

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This report aims to present information on different kinds of Australian wildlife that has a bearing on their suitability for use in tourism. The core of the report is a spreadsheet containing an extensive classification of Australian wildlife in relation to tourism.

by Ronda Green, Karen Higginbottom and Chelsea Northrope

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Tourism Classification of Australian Wildlife

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Economics has an increasingly important role to play in the management of natural resources, including those used in wildlife tourism. Recommendations for better management of wildlife tourism, based on economic concepts, are put forward in this report.

by Derrin Davis, Clem Tisdell and Mark Hardy

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Role of Economics in Managing Wildlife Tourism

 

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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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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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Off-road driving, horseriding, rock climbing and similar activities can be lucrative for tour operators and important for local recreational groups, but contentious for management of national parks and protected areas, both because of safety and liability and because of potentially high environmental impacts. This report examines management strategies for these activities worldwide and in Australia. Suggestions for best management practice and future research agendas are set.

by Carl Cater, Ralf Buckley, Robert Hales, David Newsome, Catherine Pickering and Amanda Smith

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The objectives of the study were to provide the foundation for the development of an industry-led set of national benchmarks for operational management of caravan and tourist park sites; a set of national visitor service quality benchmarks; a set of national protocols for ongoing performance management; and a decentralised knowledge management process whereby the practices, protocols and benefits of the project will be dispersed throughout rural and regional Australia. The achievement of these objectives provides a basis for improving the quality of service provision to caravan and tourist park customers and the management performance of caravan and tourist park operations.

by Bruce Hayllar, Gary Crilley and Barry Bell

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Identifying Effective Strata Title Governance and Management Models for the Provision of Tourism Accommodation

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This report provides a classification of the different governance and management models used by tourist oriented strata title complexes. It also draws on field study data and the agency theory model to provide an examination of good governance and management practice in tourism oriented strata title complexes.

by Kelly Cassidy, Chris Guilding and Jan Warnken

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