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Historically hunted to near extinction, marine mammals are now the focus of international conservation efforts and tourism industries. However, pollution and fishery activity continue to place marine mammals, and the tourism industries that depend on them, at risk of extinction. The study site,...

Author(s)
Stefanski, T.
Publisher
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, USA
Citation
Tropical Resources: Bulletin of the Yale Tropical Resources Institute, 2013, 32/33, pp 78-86
Abstract

This study examined knowledge of sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) for both residents and tourists on San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos, a famous nature tourism destination. Participants (N=281) obtained through convenience and snowball sampling answered questionnaires about their knowledge of...

Author(s)
Lorden, R.; Sambrook, R.; Mitchell, R. W.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Society & Animals, 2012, 20, 4, pp 342-3363
Abstract

Due to the highly predictable patterns of occupancy on land, pinnipeds are one of the main marine resources observed by tourists, which, in turn, could strongly perturb their behavior. We analyzed the behavioral responses of the South American sea lion (Otaria byronia) to the presence of tourists...

Author(s)
Pavez, G.; Muñoz, L.; Barilari, F.; Sepúlveda, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Marine Mammal Science, 2015, 31, 2, pp 427-439
Abstract

The aim of the present study was to describe the type of interaction between swimmers and sea lions, during tourist trips, at a small colony in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Particularly we explored if sea lions would show agonistic behaviors towards people, or behaviors that potentially poses a...

Author(s)
Dans, S. L.; Crespo, E. A.; Coscarella, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 188, pp 91-96
Abstract

Wildlife watching has become an important constituent of commercial tourism, and opportunities to encounter wildlife have proliferated and diversified. After regular tourist visits to a wildlife population, the intensity of behavioural responses to tourist approaches is expected to change due to...

Author(s)
Corral, C. T.; Szteren, D.; Cassini, M. H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 201, pp 111-116
Abstract

We analysed the fishermen's perceptions on the South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and its interactions with the local fishery close to the Wildlife Refuge of Ilha dos Lobos, a marine protected area in southern Brazil. Sea lions prey upon the same resources targeted by the fishermen. They...

Author(s)
Pont, A. C.; Marchini, S.; Engel, M. T.; Machado, R.; Ott, P. H.; Crespo, E. A.; Coscarella, M.; Dalzochio, M. S.; Oliveira, L. R. de
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Hydrobiologia, 2016, 770, pp 89-104
Abstract

California sea lions Zalophus californianus occupy 26 islands in the Gulf of California (GoC), Mexico. Although human presence is prohibited on these islands without a government permit, the law is not enforced and tourism to the islands is increasing. Tourists, along with local fishermen, often...

Author(s)
Holcomb, K.; Young, J. K.; Gerber, L. R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Conservation, 2009, 12, 6, pp 592-598
Abstract

This study focused on the short-term reactions of six key species (Taeniura meyeri, Aetobatus narinari, Triaendon obesus, Chelonia mydas, Phalacrocorax harrisi, and Zalophus californianus) during tourism activities (SCUBA diving, panga-ride, snorkeling, and hiking) at 16 tourist sites on the...

Author(s)
González-Pérez, F.; Cubero-Pardo, P.
Publisher
Escuela de Ciencias del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile
Citation
Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 2010, 38, 3, pp 493-500
Abstract

A continuing interest in interdisciplinary research characterizes conservation biology. This interest is a response in large part to the increasingly complex problems facing society. Analysis of recent ecotourism research, as an interdisciplinary enterprise, offers insights. As such, this paper...

Author(s)
Moore, S. A.; Newsome, D.; Rodger, K.; Smith, A. J.
Publisher
Bentham Science Publishers, Bussum, Netherlands
Citation
Open Conservation Biology Journal, 2009, 3, pp 57-64
Abstract

The environment is currently undergoing changes at both global (e.g., climate change) and local (e.g., tourism, pollution, habitat modification) scales that have the capacity to affect the viability of animal and plant populations. Many of these changes, such as human disturbance, have an...

Author(s)
French, S. S.; González-Suárez, M.; Young, J. K.; Durham, S.; Gerber, L. R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2011, No.March, pp e17686

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