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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

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

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

Interactions between fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus and A. forsteri) and tour boats at Montague Island were investigated between November 1997 and November 1998. The fur seals were in four haul-out sites, which are referred to here as colonies. The study was instigated by the...

Author(s)
Shaughnessy, P. D.; Nicholls, A. O.; Briggs, S. V.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2008, 5, 1, pp 15-27
Abstract

This study tested the effectiveness of a recently established sanctuary zone on Carnac Island (Western Australia) in reducing human disturbances to Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea). Several methods of recording behaviors were also tested to clarify their adequacy for detecting human...

Author(s)
Kent, C. P. S.; Crabtree, B.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2008, 5, 1, pp 29-42
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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
Abstract

This study focuses on visitor perceptions of hauled out sea lions on Carnac Island, Western Australia. Carnac Island lies close to the city of Perth and is an important haulout (resting) site for the Australian sea lion, which is recognized as a species in need of special protection. The island is...

Author(s)
Orsini, J. P.; Newsome, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2005, 2, 1, pp 23-37

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