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We interviewed Joy Tirpovioytch of University of NSW,one of our keynote speakers at the wildlife tourism conference in Tasmania this year, with input also from Clair Ford and Ben Pitcher of Taronga Conservation Society Australia How important is the acoustic environment to animals you’ve studied? Our research has primarily been focused on marine mammals (e.g. […]
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Ronda Green (chair WTA) interviews Lizzie Corke of the Conservation Ecology Centre The Conservation Ecology Centre in the Otway Ranges, Victoria, is an innovative not-for profit venture featuring research, conservation and education. Founders Lizzie Corke and Shayne Neal aim to make the Otway “once moire vibrant with wildlife” but also select projects that will benefit […]
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Ronda Green (chair WTA)   Okay, so this is not an Australian wildlife tourism experience, but Australia is so close to Southeast Asia, we both have marvellous diversity of wildlife, and our wildlife is so very different.  There is plenty of scope for more visits between the two. And Sukau Rainforest Lodge, founded and owned […]
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  Wildlife Tourism operators are invited to add a batty element to their tours this year to celebrate Australasian Bat Night. Australasian Bat Night is a community engagement program designed to raise awareness about bats in Australasia, comprising an annual series of local community events held in partnership with local government and community organisations throughout […]
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  Author: Sera Steves1 and Maree Treadwell-Kerr2 1 Project Manager, The Great Australian Bat Trail. sesteves@stevesdoors.com; sera.steves@icloud.com  2 Project Coordinator, The Great Australian Bat Trail.  PO Box 528 Kuranda Qld 4881 vice-chair@wildlifetourismaustralia.org.au  Imagine cruising the iconic Daintree River watching several thousand spectacled flying-foxes arising from their world-heritage wet tropics rainforest home at sunset? Or discovering […]
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  TURTLES IN THE ARAB HERITAGE!!!! by Dr. Abeer Bilbeisi, Chairman / CEO / Founder of Jordan Society for the Conservation of Turtles and Tortoises Reproduced with permission from the French magazine Chélonien (Please be patient with the English, as it appears to have been translated through three languages) ِThe Arab hits the proverb with turtles in the […]
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by Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe, Ghana (WTA member\) [editor’s note: we have similar conflicts in Australia, many international visitors loving to watch our bats but local residents and politicians very much divided in their attitudes] The most easterly region of Ghana, bordering Togo, and the Volta Region is often cited as the most beautiful in all of the country, though […]
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by Steve Grainger The Australasian Birdfair held in Sydney 2017, provides a platform for birdwatchers, researchers and conservationists to connect, share knowledge, plan trips and tours and discuss all things birds and wildlife. Many exhibitors came from around Australia and other regions including Mongolia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Zealand. Wildlife […]
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Interview by Ronda Green, PhD, WTA Chair, September 2017   “The Reef is Dead” “The Reef is fine!” We hear a lot of extreme statements out there. What is really happening? At one time the IUCN stated “ if only one coral reef site in the world were to be chosen for the World Heritage List, […]
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by Jen Na Rumney What is REALLY happening? With polarized comments like ‘the reef is dead’ to ‘the reef is fine’ it can be hard to understand what is really going on with Australia’s natural treasure. In a nutshell – the reef tourism experience can still be great but coral health is rapidly declining and […]
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