This book is a landmark contribution to the rapidly growing field of wildlife tourism, especially in regard to its underpinning foundations of science, conservation and policy. Written by a number of environmental and biological scientists it explains the synergy between wildlife and tourism by drawing on their global experiences.
David Newsome is a senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University, Western Australia. His research interests include wildlife tourism, ecotourism and geo-tourism. He is regarded as one of the world's leading researchers in recreation ecology. Ross Dowling is the foundation professor and head of tourism at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. His research expertise includes wildlife tourism, ecotourism, cruise ship tourism and geo-tourism. He has published numerous books and journal articles in these areas. Susan Moore is a senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch university, Western Australia. Her related research interests include wildlife tourism and natural area tourism with a particular focus on social perceptions of impacts and performance reporting. She has over 100 publications, including books, journal articles and reports.
1. The viewing of animals in the wild 2. Ecological impacts 3. Human dimension of wildlife interactions - by Joan Bentrupperbaumer 4. Stakeholder engagement 5. Wildlife tourism policies 6. Managing potential impacts 7. Natural science and wildlife tourism - by Kate Rodger & Mike Calver 8. Researching ecological impacts - by Mike Calver 9. Conclusions