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This special issue examines tourism in Least Developed Countries. The issue consists of 15 articles. The first article discusses the huge economic impact of tourism in Least Developed Countries. The second article examines the 2011 World Export Development Forum's discussion on four projects that...

Publisher
International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Trade Forum, 2011, No.2, pp 6-36
Abstract

Tourists have the potential to detrimentally impact breeding seabirds, particularly at popular destinations such as on the Great Barrier Reef. Michaelmas Cay is a significant seabird rookery and prime tourist destination on the reef. In 1990, Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service erected a fence to...

Author(s)
Devney, C. A.; Congdon, B. C.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Wildlife Research, 2009, 36, 4, pp 353-360
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the potential use of the cassowary, a large colourful but threatened bird as a flagship for tourism and conservation in the Far North Queensland (FNQ) region of Australia. Demand side (push factors) and supply side (pull factors) perspectives are investigated as...

Author(s)
Prideaux, B.; Pabel, A.; Sakata, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2018, 17, 1, pp 43-66
Abstract

Bird communities inhabiting ecosystems adjacent to recreational tracks may be adversely affected by disturbance from passing tourism traffic, vehicle-related mortality, habitat alteration and modified biotic relationships such as the increase of strong competitors. This study investigated the...

Author(s)
Wolf, I. D.; Hagenloh, G.; Croft, D. B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2013, 129, pp 224-234
Abstract

Little is known about how non-consumptive recreationists perceive their impacts on animals and how this relates to recreationist behavior. We surveyed attitudes and behaviors relating to bird disturbance of 179 birdwatchers who visited a world-renowned, restricted-access birdwatching destination...

Author(s)
Weston, M. A.; Guay, P. J.; McLeod, E. M.; Miller, K. K.
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2015, 28, 2, pp 305-317
Abstract

Conservation of biodiversity, including birds, continues to challenge natural-area managers. Stated-preference methods (e.g., choice experiment [CE]) are increasingly used to provide data for valuation of natural ecosystems. We used a CE to calculate birders' willingness to pay for different levels ...

Author(s)
Steven, R.; Smart, J. C. R.; Morrison, C.; Castley, J. G.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Conservation Biology, 2017, 31, 4, pp 818-827
Abstract

Michaelmas Cay and Reef is one of the prime tourist destinations offshore from Cairns, north Queensland, Australia, with an annual visitation rate of approximately 90 000 persons. The Cay is a major seabird nesting island with more than 30 000 birds at the site during peak nesting periods. To...

Author(s)
Muir, F.
Citation
Tourism Management, 1993, 14, 2, pp 99-105
Abstract

Using a 40 yr demographic database of little penguins Eudyptula minor, we investigated anticipated impacts of climatic changes on the penguin population at Phillip Island, southeastern Australia, and the potential economic impact on the associated tourism industry over the next century. We project...

Author(s)
Dann, P.; Chambers, L.
Publisher
Inter-Research Science Center, Oldendorf, Germany
Citation
Climate Research, 2013, 58, 1, pp 67-79
Abstract

The heightened popularity of islands amongst tourists along with increasing recreational activity on small nearshore islands has resulted in the need to acquire data on the potential effects recreational activities may be having on the breeding behaviour and ultimately the reproductive success of...

Author(s)
Barter, M.; Newsome, D.; Calver, M.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2008, 7, 2/3, pp 192-207
Abstract

Wildlife feeding is a wide-spread and controversial practice that can pose serious threats to the safety of both wildlife and visitors. The design and effectiveness of warning signs in recreational areas varies considerably and is rarely the product of theoretical models or scientific research....

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Hughes, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2006, 27, 2, pp 235-246

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