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Due to increasing interest in wildlife tourism, there is a growing need to consider the balance between use and protection of wildlife. Mutual exchange and acceptance of research results between different academic disciplines, such as wildlife ecology and tourism research, has until recently been...

Author(s)
Granquist, S. M.; Nilsson, P. Ǻ.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 111, Part B, pp 471-478
Abstract

The effectiveness of interpretive signage as a means of modifying visitor behaviour to reduce negative impacts on wildlife was tested empirically at a seal watching site on Vatnsnes peninsula in North West Iceland. From July to September 2014, the actions of 2440 visitors were observed and their...

Author(s)
Marschall, S.; Granquist, S. M.; Burns, G. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2017, 17, pp 11-19
Abstract

Seal watching as a form of wildlife tourism is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Behavioral changes caused by the presence of tourists could lead to negative consequences for seal welfare and may affect reproduction and survival. Therefore, managing seal-watching activities to ensure future...

Author(s)
Öqvist, E. L.; Granquist, S. M.; Burns, G. L.; Angerbjorn, A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2018, 13, 1, pp 1-15
Abstract

The public desire to interact with marine mammals has resulted in the development of a billion dollar tourism industry that includes activities such as humans swimming with free-ranging dolphins and seals. This study monitors the behaviour of the seal-swim industry in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria,...

Author(s)
Scarpaci, C.; Nugegoda, D.; Corkeron, P. J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2004, 1, 2, pp 89-95
Abstract

Fisheries organizations in Scotland (UK) have repeatedly called for culls of common and grey seals, despite their conservation status and no supporting scientific evidence. This current study investigated the opinion of tourists in West Scotland as to whether seal populations should be reduced to...

Author(s)
Parsons, E. C. M.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2003, 6, 6, pp 540-546
Abstract

Tidewater glacial fjords support the largest populations of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Alaska and are a prime destination for tour ships. Chronic disturbance from ships, however subtle, could impact long-term population stability. We examined variation in abundance and distribution...

Author(s)
Jansen, J. K.; Boveng, P. L.; Hoef, J. M. V.; Dahle, S. P.; Bengtson, J. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Marine Mammal Science, 2015, 31, 1, pp 66-89
Abstract

Tourism companies that offer wildlife watching experiences share a unique property - they build their business on a promise they have no guarantee of fulfilling (showing wild animals). The factor of luck becomes important, as evident in the advertisement texts of wildlife watching tours....

Author(s)
Margaryan, L.; Wall-Reinius, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 2017, 22, 5, pp 406-421
Abstract

An increased number of tourists viewing animals in the wild have increased stress on these animals (hereafter wildlife). Many wildlife-viewing locations rely on voluntary compliance with posted regulations to protect animals from tourists because of the expense of employing on-site enforcement...

Author(s)
Acevedo-Gutiérrez, A.; Acevedo, L.; Boren, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Conservation Biology, 2011, 25, 3, pp 623-627
Abstract

Increased tourism has augmented harassment to wildlife and posted signs are commonly used to manage such interactions. This study determined whether signs increased tourist compliance with regulations to remain >10 m from New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) at Kaikoura Peninsula. We...

Author(s)
Acevedo-Gutierrez, A.; Acevedo, L.; Belonovich, O.; Boren, L.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2010, 7, 1, pp 39-41
Abstract

Although grey seals are relatively common in Britain, their numbers elsewhere are believed to be decreasing, and some populations in Europe are listed as endangered by the IUCN. This case study focuses on the impacts of seal tourism on a colony of seals on the South Devon coast in the United...

Author(s)
Curtin, S.; Richards, S.; Westcott, S.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2009, 12, 1, pp 59-81

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