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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

Shifting social and ecological contexts for conservation in North America have highlighted that wildlife agencies must engage with broad constituencies to achieve their missions. Responding to limitations in practitioner capacity to find, understand, and plan for engagement with a broader array of...

Author(s)
Tsang, E. M.; Barnes, J. C.; Dayer, A. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Society & Natural Resources, 2021, 34, 8, pp 1133-1146
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

The purpose of this research is to apply visitor employed photography (VEP) to recreation management to develop indicators of the wildlife viewing experience. VEP and semi-structured interviews were used at a popular polar bear viewing destination in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Arctic...

Author(s)
Fefer, J. P.; Hallo, J. C.; Dvorak, R. G.; Brownlee, M. T. J.; Collins, R. H.; Baldwin, E. D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 269,
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

Social norms are commonly used to investigate visitor beliefs about acceptable wildlife encounters in parks and protected areas. However, there is little information detailing if self-reported norms match actual behaviors. This study compared self-reported norms (n = 304) for viewing distances of...

Author(s)
Roberts, M.; Zajchowski, C. A. B.; Skibins, J. C.; Leach, N.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Munich, Germany
Citation
Journal for Nature Conservation, 2021, 60,
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

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

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