Wildlife Tourism, Environmental Learning and Ethical Encounters

Ecological and Conservation Aspects

  • Ismar Borges de Lima
  • Ronda J. Green

Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: Conceptual and Practical Issues

  3. Ecological Learning in Wildlife Encounters

  4. Ethical Issues and Wildlife Tourism: Dealing with the Stalemates

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287

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 primarily in

tended 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. 


Economics of Wildlife tourism Environmental education and interpretation Wildlife ecosystem Ethics in Wildlife encounters Impacts on wildlife knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Ismar Borges de Lima
    • 1
  • Ronda J. Green
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Business and TourismSouthern Cross UniversityGold CoastAustralia
  2. 2.Wildlife Tourism Australia (WTA) RathdowneyAustralia

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