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Shark-diving is part of a rapidly growing industry focused on marine wildlife tourism. Our study aimed to provide an estimate of the economic value of shark-diving tourism across Australia by comprehensively surveying the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), grey...

Author(s)
Huveneers, C.; Meekan, M. G.; Apps, K.; Ferreira, L. C.; Pannell, D.; Vianna, G. M. S.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 2017, 27, 3, pp 665-680
Abstract

This article demonstrates the changes that occur due to the maturation of a wildlife tourism industry through the application of a Wildlife Tourism Framework. Specifically, in 2005 survey data was collect from participants of whale shark tourism at Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia,...

Author(s)
Catlin, J.; Jones, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2010, 31, 3, pp 386-394
Abstract

Wildlife tourism is potentially a common pool resource (CPR) issue when the following are applicable: it is difficult to exclude tourists; their experiences are affected by others' activities; and adverse impacts on the wildlife occur. CPRs are typified by non-excludability and subtractability....

Author(s)
Moore, S. A.; Rodger, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Oxfordshire, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2010, 18, 7, pp 831-844
Abstract

Management of protected areas is as much about understanding how society values these resources as it is about understanding ecological processes. Yet, in comparison to standard ecosystem monitoring and economic evaluation, social values are frequently overlooked because of the challenge to measure ...

Author(s)
Apps, K.; Dimmock, K.; Lloyd, D. J.; Huveneers, C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2019, 14, 1/2, pp 19-30
Abstract

Interpretive encounters are a major component of many wildlife tourism experiences and can make significant contributions to tourist satisfaction and pro-conservation attitudes. The growth of shark-based tourism has provided numerous opportunities to contribute to conservation by exposing tourists...

Author(s)
Apps, K.; Dimmock, K.; Lloyd, D. J.; Huveneers, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2017, 42, 3, pp 327-343
Abstract

This paper investigates the different sources of information used by tourists to learn about a particular wildlife tourism activity, specifically, whale shark tourism at Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia. The findings from this research concur with previous studies of wildlife tourism...

Author(s)
Catlin, J.; Jones, R.; Jones, T.; Norman, B.; Wood, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Oxfordshire, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2010, 13, 4, pp 351-361
Abstract

Whale shark tourism is an icon industry in Western Australia and a prominent example of successful ecotourism. In 2006, whale shark tour participants spent $6.0 million in the Ningaloo Coast region of Western Australia and added between $2.4 million and $4.6 million to the regional economy in...

Author(s)
Jones, T.; Wood, D.; Catlin, J.; Norman, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2009, 8, 1, pp 32-50
Abstract

Although wildlife tourism is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, the industry has a potential to affect the fauna it targets. A variety of methods are used to monitor the activities and impacts of wildlife tourism. In South Australia, mandatory logbook reporting and the ability to photograph...

Author(s)
Nazimi, L.; Robbins, W. D.; Schilds, A.; Huveneers, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2018, 66, pp 263-273
Abstract

The Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation has statutory responsibility for conservation, and commercial and recreational aspects of the Ningaloo Whale Shark Experience. The whale shark experience participation rate had grown by 150% since 1995. In this paper, the ability of...

Author(s)
Mau, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2008, 7, 2/3, pp 208-220
Abstract

This paper explores the creation, significance and progression of the licensing systems employed to regulate whale shark tourism at Ningaloo Marine Park. Since 1993 mandatory whale shark tour operator licences have been offered through an evolving competitive tender process. A content analysis of...

Author(s)
Catlin, J.; Jones, T.; Jones, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2012, 20, 2, pp 163-178

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