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Proximity, the physical distance between visitors and wildlife, has been suggested as a potential factor contributing to high-quality wildlife viewing experiences. Managing visitor proximity to wildlife through interpretation and regulation is a recognized strategy to improve the safety of visitors ...

Author(s)
Verbos, R. I.; Zajchowski, C. A. B.; Brownlee, M. T. J.; Skibins, J. C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2018, 17, 4, pp 409-424
Abstract

All forms of recreation and tourism, including wildlife viewing, have the potential to alter wildlife habitat, behavior, survival, and/or reproductive success. The increasing number of visitors pursuing bear-viewing activities in coastal British Columbia, Canada, and Alaska, United States, has led...

Author(s)
Sarah, E.; Shultis, J.
Publisher
Natural Areas Association, Bend, USA
Citation
Natural Areas Journal, 2015, 35, 3, pp 404-415
Abstract

Visitors to parks, protected areas and other natural settings are commonly awed by big mountains, beautiful waterfalls, and turquoise green lakes, yet often it is the chance sighting of a wild animal that ignites a feeling of excitement and passion. This research examined wildlife viewing...

Author(s)
McIntosh, D.; Wright, P. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2017, 18, pp 1-9
Abstract

This collection of 15 papers presents various wildlife-viewing attractions in France, the Mediterranean Sea, and French Guiana. Included are "natural destinations" that offer many activities that rely on wildlife observation in the wild; parks and reserves that bind wildlife viewing to the mission...

Author(s)
Godlewski, P.
Publisher
Editions Touristiques Européennes, Paris, France
Citation
Espaces, Tourisme & Loisirs, 2016, No.328, pp 68-141
Abstract

This research examines the perceived quality of experience for safari tourists within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in relation to wildlife viewing proximities and the potential of an educational intervention as a management strategy to mitigate adverse impacts of safari participant crowding....

Author(s)
Tarver, R.; Cohen, K.; Klyve, D.; Liseki, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2019, 25, pp 76-83
Abstract

Wildlife tourism attracts substantial numbers of tourists worldwide with Africa as the major wildlife viewing destination earning the bulk of its tourism revenue from such tourism. Iconic animals, such as the rhino, are major attractions for tourists to South Africa who holds approximately 80% of...

Author(s)
Lubbe, B. A.; Preez, E. A. du; Douglas, A.; Fairer-Wessels, F.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 1, pp 8-15
Abstract

Nature-based tourism is often advocated as a desirable conservation strategy for small-scale fishing communities as it gives local people motivation to protect wildlife and ecosystems that attract visitors, while benefiting the community. However, valuation of environmental inputs in nature-based...

Author(s)
Ansuategi, A.; Knowler, D.; Schwoerer, T.; García-Martínez, S.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Environmental and Resource Economics, 2019, 74, 1, pp 33-52
Abstract

With increasing public interest in wildlife watching, there is a need to develop methods to better inform management of quality viewing opportunities. In this study, normative methods using indicators and standards of quality are applied at two diverse parks/protected areas: a popular national park ...

Author(s)
Anderson, L. E.; Manning, R. E.; Valliere, W. A.; Hallo, J. C.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Group, LCC.,, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 2010, 15, 1, pp 1-15
Abstract

This paper explores recent developments in nature-based tourism in Sri Lanka's protected areas and discusses the use of information on the wildlife viewing preferences of visitors in introducing visitor management strategies and recreational planning in protected areas. To gain a preliminary...

Author(s)
Senevirathna, H. M. M. C.; Perera, P. K. P.
Publisher
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Citation
Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment, 2013, 3, 2, pp 1-10
Abstract

Conservation finance in many African countries relies heavily on tourism. Some commercial tourism companies provide substantial funding for private reserves, communal conservancies, and public protected areas, and for anti-poaching, breeding, and translocation programs. They also provide local...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.; Mossaz, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biological Conservation, 2018, 218, pp 57-63

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