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New bird species and giraffe under threat – IUCN Red List

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The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is now threatened with extinction.

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Spring wild oat (Avena fatua) is among the crop wild relative species assessed for this update.

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Cancun, Mexico, 8 December 2016 (IUCN) – Over 700 newly recognised bird species have been assessed for the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, and 11% of them are threatened with extinction. The update also reveals a devastating decline for the giraffe, driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting. The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years, and the species has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. – By IUCN. Read more.

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This report presents the findings of two years of research into visitor perspectives of wildlife tourism in Australia and New Zealand. In a first for the field of wildlife tourism, this large-sample research combines a series of case studies, covering a range of settings, tourism styles and target species, using a standard set of  questions.

by Gianna Moscardo and Rebecca Saltzer

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Understanding Tourism Wildlife Interactions: Visitor Market Analysis

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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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Recreational Hunting: An International Perspective

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Hunting utilises wildlife and one of its contexts is recreation and tourism. This review analyses the role and importance of hunting by drawing on examples from Australia and overseas.

by Johannes Bauer and Jack Giles

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Recreational Hunting: An International Perspective

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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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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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