Wildlife Tourism Australia workshop topics

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Subject: Wildlife Tourism Australia workshop topics
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:30:17 +0930
Hi all
Here is some information on Wildlife Tourism Australia¹s workshop to be held
in May.

Wildlife Tourism Australia¹s 3rd National Workshop:
Wednesday ­ Friday 16-18th May 2012
Venue: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary,
Gold Coast Qld
Using wildlife for tourism can mean either providing wildlife experiences in
specialised birding, diving with turtles and other wildlife tours or using
experiences for value-adding to general tourism. Using wildlife also brings
with it the responsibility for helping to protect our wildlife.
Speakers include:
Economic Benefits, Conservation and Wildlife Tourism (Professor Clem
Tisdell, University of Queensland)
Tasmania¹s Great Wildlife Viewing Sites Combining Tourism and Conservation
(Ingrid Albion, Tasmania¹s Parks and Wildlife Service)
Fostering pro-environmental behaviour of zoo visitors through persuasive
communication (Liam Smith and Betty Weiler, Monash Sustainability Institute)
Dubai wildlife tourism :a veterinary perspective (Peter McKinney, Zoo and
Wildlife Veterinary Consultant, Yandina)
The development of birdwatching tourism in Japan (Assoc-Professor Junko
Oshima, University of the Ryukyus, Japan)
Close encounters: Why understanding human-wildlife interactions matters
(Assoc-Professor Darryl N Jones, Griffith University)
The Baby Dreaming Project: the Snake as Sister (Interpretation the
Indigenous way)  Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow, Southern Cross University and
vice chair WTA)
Animals that tourists want to see but are disappearing (Dr Kate Rodger,
Murdoch University and secretary WTA)
Psychological Variables for Conservation through Wildlife Tourism (Rodolfo
Sapiains, University of Queensland)
Managing Wildlife Tourism: an ethics approach to human-wildlife interactions
(Dr Leah Burns, Griffith University)
³What is Wildlife Tourism in 2012, and what do people want?² (Shane
O¹Reilly, Managing Director, O¹Reilly¹s Rainforest Retreat)

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow B.A. Grad.Dip.Arts
1/7 Songlark Street, Bakewell NT 0832, AUSTRALIA
Ph. 61 08 89 328306
Mobile: 04 386 50 835

Birdwatching and Indigenous tourism consultant
PhD Candidate (Southern Cross University, NSW)
Interpreter/transcriber, Lonely Planet Guide to Aboriginal Australia
Vice-chair, Wildlife Tourism Australia; ecotourism adviser, Mitchell Creek
Nominated by Earthfoot (2004) for Conde Nast's Traveler International Award

"it gave me huge insight" into the lives of Aboriginal Australians
Jonathon Franzen on "Quiet Snake Dreaming".

For copies of Birds of Australia¹s Top End or Quiet Snake Dreaming, visit


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