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Interpretation at zoos, aquariums, and other wildlife tourism sites is generally designed to raise visitors' awareness and appreciation of natural resources and alert them to the impact of human activities on wildlife populations. However, there has been little investigation of what prompts...

Author(s)
Hughes, K.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Visitor Studies, 2011, 14, 1, pp 66-83
Abstract

Each year during the turtle watching season, Mon Repos turtle rookery in Queensland attracts many ecotourists interested in seeing sea turtles nesting or hatching. As part of their visit, visitors are able to learn about the biology of and threats to marine turtles. A sample of visitors were...

Author(s)
Tisdell, C.
Publisher
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Citation
Working Paper - Economics, Ecology and the Environment, School of Economics, University of Queensland, 2012, No.178, pp 22 pp.
Abstract

The arguments of most conservationists supporting ecotourism have been based on the view that it is environmentally friendly as a resource-use and that receipts from it can counter demands to use the natural resources involved for more extractive economic purposes. But wildlife-based ecotourism can ...

Author(s)
Tisdell, C.; Wilson, C.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2001, 7, 3, pp 233-249
Abstract

This paper discusses generally why humans should bother to conserve sea turtles. It considers both economic and non-economic reasons and outlines threats to the existence of sea turtles and ways in which tourism may either contribute to the conservation or decline of their populations. Turtle-based ...

Author(s)
Tisdell, C.; Wilson, C.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Biodiversity and Conservation, 2002, 11, 9, pp 1521-1538
Abstract

Using a case study involving turtle-based ecotourism, this paper explores the role of ecotourism in promoting environmental learning and in sustaining conservation of nature. Mon Repos Conservation Park (an important marine turtle rookery involved in ecotourism) in Queensland, Australia, was...

Author(s)
Tisdell, C.; Wilson, C.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2005, 7, 3, pp 291-302
Abstract

Heron Island is an important sea-bird and sea-turtle breeding cay on the southern Great Barrier Reef, off the Australian coast. Human occupation over many decades has caused substantial degradation of the island and its fauna and flora. Examination of the history of anthropogenic impact on the...

Author(s)
Walker, T. A.
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 1991, 32, 2, pp 117-122