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Marine wildlife and tourism management: insights from the natural and social sciences.

Book cover for Marine wildlife and tourism management: insights from the natural and social sciences.


This book seeks to underscore the need for scientific approaches to first understanding and then managing tourist interactions with marine wildlife. It draws upon the work of leading natural and social scientists whose work serves the interests of sustainable wildlife-based marine tourism. Thus from within the natural science disciplines of marine biology, environmental science, behavioural ecolog...


Chapter 17 (Page no: 321)

Managing the whale- and dolphin-watching industry: time for a paradigm shift.

This chapter considers the need for a revised and more stringent approach to managing the whale- and dolphin-watching industry in view of the recent recognition of the extent of the impacts of this activity. The chapter first examines the economic value and growth of this industry, and legislation designed to manage it. It then considers the impacts of marine wildlife tourism on migratory versus non-migratory species, as well as research into short- and long-term impacts. A case study of unsustainable dolphin-watching tourism management in New Zealand is presented, before outlining some management directions.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Marine wildlife and tourism management: in search of scientific approaches to sustainability. Author(s): Higham, J. E. S. Lück, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Marine wildlife tours: benefits for participants. Author(s): Zeppel, H. Muloin, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) Shark! A new frontier in tourist demand for marine wildlife. Author(s): Dobson, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 66) Tourist interactions with sharks. Author(s): Dearden, P. Topelko, K. N. Ziegler, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 91) Human-polar bear interactions in Churchill, Manitoba: the socio-ecological perspective. Author(s): Lemelin, R. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 109) Specialization of whale watchers in British Columbia waters. Author(s): Malcolm, C. Duffus, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 130) Captive marine wildlife: benefits and costs of aquaria and marine parks. Author(s): Lück, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 145) The economic impacts of marine wildlife tourism. Author(s): Cater, C. Cater, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 163) Effects of human disturbance on penguins: the need for site- and species-specific visitor management guidelines. Author(s): Seddon, P. J. Ellenberg, U.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 182) Impacts of tourism on pinnipeds and implications for tourism management. Author(s): Newsome, D. Rodger, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 206) Understanding the impacts of noise on marine mammals. Author(s): Lusseau, D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 219) Shooting fish in a barrel: tourists as easy targets. Author(s): Shelton, E. J. McKinlay, B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 233) Marine wildlife tourism management: mandates and protected area challenges. Author(s): Miller, M. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 257) Marine wildlife tourism and ethics. Author(s): Garrod, B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 272) Protecting the ocean by regulating whale watching: the sound of one hand clapping. Author(s): Forestell, P. H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 294) Wildlife and tourism in Antarctica: a unique resource and regime for management. Author(s): Maher, P. T.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 334) Managing marine wildlife experiences: the role of visitor interpretation programmes. Author(s): Lück, M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 347) Marine wildlife viewing: insights into the significance of the viewing platform. Author(s): Higham, J. E. S. Hendry, W. F.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 361) New frontiers in marine wildlife tourism: an international overview of polar bear tourism management strategies. Author(s): Lemelin, R. H. Dyck, M.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 380) Marine wildlife and tourism management: scientific approaches to sustainable management. Author(s): Lück, M. Higham, J. E. S.