Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

Wildlife Tourism, Environmental Learning and Ethical Encounters

Ecological and Conservation Aspects

Editors: Borges de Lima, Ismar, Green, Ronda J. (Eds.)

  • Fills a gap in the literature by discussing ‘wildlife tourism’, ‘ecological issues’, and ‘environmental education and interpretation’ as intertwined themes 
  • Comprehensively examines the major potentials and controversies in the wildlife tourism industry 
  • Presents an interdisciplinary approach to effective management for best practices in wildlife tourism and serves to inspire individuals, companies, government bodies, institutions and organisations to innovate 
  • Sheds new light on the importance of using ‘tourism’ as a tool and driver for ecological security and environmental learning 
  • Pursues an insightful, provocative and hands-on approach
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55574-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55573-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book outlines the status quo of worldwide wildlife tourism and its impacts on planning, management, knowledge, awareness, behaviour and attitudes related to wildlife encounters. It sets out to fill the considerable gaps in our knowledge on wildlife tourism, applied ecology, and environmental education, providing comprehensive information on and an interdisciplinary approach to effective management in wildlife tourism. 

Examining the intricacies, challenges, and lessons learned in a meaningful and rewarding tourism niche, this interdisciplinary book comprehensively examines the major potentials and controversies in the wildlife tourism industry. Pursuing an insightful, provocative and hands-on approach, it primarily addresses two questions: ‘Can we reconcile the needs of the wildlife tourism industry, biodiversity conservation, ecological learning and animal ethics issues?’ and ‘What is the Future of the Wildlife Tourism Industry?’. 

Though primaril

y intended as a research text, it also offers a valuable resource for a broad readership, which includes university and training students, researchers, scholars, tourism practitioners and professionals, planners and managers, as well as the staff of government agencies. 

About the authors

Ismar Borges de Lima is currently an associate professor at the State University of Roraima (UERR), Brazil, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia, where he also did his postdoc studies in 2015 at the School of Business and Tourism with research on wildlife tourism and environmental interpretation in parks. He is a Ph.D. holder in the field of Geography & Tourism, a degree awarded in 2008 by the University of Waikato, in New Zealand. 
Ronda holds a PhD in zoology and has conducted much ecological and behavioural research over the years, especially seed dispersal by fruit-eating animals and the effects of habitat alteration on wildlife, also play behaviour of chimpanzees and various aspects of wildlife tourism. She has had extensive experience in nature interpretation for all ages, having run a holiday farm, worked as ranger in charge of interpretive activities, lectured at university and adult education classes, among others. She is currently chair of Wildlife Tourism Australia and Scenic Rim Wildlife.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Wildlife Tourism Management and Phenomena: A Web of Complex Conceptual, Theoretical and Practical Issues

    Borges de Lima, Ismar (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • A Political Ecology of the Yellow-eyed Penguin in Southern New Zealand: A Conceptual and Theoretical Approach

    Shelton, Eric J. (et al.)

    Pages 21-32

  • Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: The Hidden Vale Project

    Maccoll, Margie (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

  • Birdwatching Tourism Sector in Rwanda: The Need of Self-learning and Self-improving for the Future of Wildlife Tourism Development?

    Werdler, Karel

    Pages 43-56

  • The Intersections Between Lacustrine Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: Scientific and Educational Opportunities in the Brazilian Southern Lakes

    Lanzer, Rosane Maria (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55574-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55573-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wildlife Tourism, Environmental Learning and Ethical Encounters
Book Subtitle
Ecological and Conservation Aspects
Editors
  • Ismar Borges de Lima
  • Ronda J. Green
Series Title
Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55574-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55574-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55573-7
Series ISSN
2363-765X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
Topics