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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

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 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

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
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of tourism on pinnipeds and implications for tourism management.

Focusing on pinniped tourism, this chapter provides some insights into visitor attitudes and expectations and the impacts of tourism at breeding and haul-out sites. The relative significance of boat-based, land-based and swim-with activities is also explored along with current views at how pinniped ...

Author(s)
Newsome, D.; Rodger, K.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845933456)
Type
Book chapter

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