Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Poster Announcement: October 28-31 Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents (Tasmania) Too often we consider the needs of tourists or tour operators only, and when needs of the animals themselves or the needs of local human residents are considered, there is much emotional opinion but too little …

Sage Grouse

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS Mountain Prairie, Greater sage grouse Once seen in great numbers across the West, greater sage-grouse have declined in number over the past century because of the loss of sagebrush habitats essential for their survival and had been candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Because of an unprecedented effort …

Reindeer

Photo: Kommunikasjonsavdelingen, Nord-Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Sørsame med reinsdyr og slede Reindeer is the only deer species of which both males and females possess antlers. They also lose and regrow their antlers every year. Castrated male reindeer keep their antlers year round. In Swedish Lapland most of the discarded reindeer antlers are left on the ground to …

Wildlife Tourism Australia

Elsewhere on the Web Wildlife Tourism Australia – http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au – is a national organization promoting the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism industry that supports conservation. Key Links http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/coming-events/wildlife-tourism-conference-tasmania-october-2018 http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/coming-events https://www.facebook.com/Wildlife.Tourism.Australia https://twitter.com/wildlife_aus Tweets by wildlife_aus Questions Is there a directory of Wildlife Tourism Australia members? Is there a directory of participants registered for …

Pangolins

Photo: Ajit Huilgol/USFWS, Manis crassicaudata Pangolin = an African and Asian mammal that has a body covered with horny overlapping scales, a small head with elongated snout, a long sticky tongue for catching ants and termites, and a thick, tapering tail Headlines http://www.zmescience.com/science/world-most-trafficked-animal-pangolin-042432/ http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30833685 Photos Embedded Tweets This pangolin in a hat is telling CITES …

Endangered Species Act

Buzzwords Proposed rule (download): “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) propose to revise portions of our regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The proposed revisions to the regulations clarify, interpret, and implement portions of the Act concerning the …

Rhinos

Photo: Ray Morris, Black Rhino Dawn A rhinoceros is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species. Two of the extant species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia. September 22 is World Rhino Day Hashtag: #WorldRhinoDay Headlines dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade – …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Basin and Range Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. This Planeta.com page aims to be …

Wildlife Tourism

Buzzwords Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Elsewhere on the Web Responsible wildlife volunteering Home Embedded Tweets Contact GWP for a webex link. pic.twitter.com/p9azTHZ4cg — Louise Twining-Ward (@louisetw) October 20, 2017 Planeta.com Wildlife Wildlife Tourism Australia The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy while …

Wildlife Links

Photo Links about wildlife Headlines https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/gadgets-track-wildlife-and-enlighten-humans/2016/02/28/c89bb6c8-de83-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html An ethical history of zoos 2015 Wildlife Resolutions – @MeganShersby Africa: Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together? Leaving Only Footsteps? Think again. – Outbounding why-we-need-to-rethink-wildlife-tourism – Outbounding Skip the Circus, Marine Park, and Zoo: Here are 10 Humane Ways to Interact With Wildlife The Coming Age of the …