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Recapping Australia's Wildlife Tourism 2015 Conference
by Ron Mader

WILD OZ WIKI

Publication date: October 2015

Oct 19/20 Wildlife Tourism Conference Recap #wildlifetourism2015

FLICKR ALBUM: 2015


Our upcoming hangout recaps the recent Wildlife Tourism Conference hosted by Wildlife Tourism Australia.

Starting time: Tuesday, Oct 20: 930am Brisbane, 1030am Sydney and Monday, Oct 19: 430pm Las Vegas, 730pm NYC

The conversation will be streamed live on YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmKSwxvsXxE -- and archived for future viewing.

For those participating or watching, please RSVP on the hangout event page
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c3lvvapcc047p64ho7tltki80d0

Starting Time: Australia, Tuesday, October 20
Perth, Tuesday 730am
Darwin, Tuesday 9am
Brisbane, Tuesday 930am
Adelaide, Tuesday 10am
Sydney, Tuesday, 1030am
Hobart, Tuesday 1030am
More times around the world




Among the highlights of the conference:

"Wildlife tourism's untapped potential: How tourists' emotions contribute to conservation and your bottom line" – Dr Jeff Skibins,Keynote speaker from USA (introduced and sponsored by Tourism Victoria)

"Wildlife tourism in Indonesia: A Review on Development and Progress" – Dr Jatna Supriatna, Keynote speaker from Indonesia (introduced and sponsored by Tourism Victoria

"Conservation, Education, Entertainment? Reflections from history and future directions for zoos" – Dr Warwick Frost, Keynote speaker

"Conservation Partnerships" at work – from wallaby to albatross! Reflections from New Zealand". Dr Anna Thompson-Carr. Keynote speaker from New Zealand (introduced and sponsored by Parks Victoria)

"Threatened Species – ours to protect" – Gregory Andrews, Australian Threatened Species Commissioner

September 29 - October 2 Wildlife Tourism: a Force for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Economies? (Geelong, Victoria) @wildlife_aus #wildlifeTourism2015 #WildOz

"Playing games and telling stories: opportunities for Responsible Wildlife Tourism" – Christopher Warren, Keynote Speaker
Contributed papers: international aspects

Round Table discussion: – "International wildlife travels: opportunities" What are the main wildlife features attracting Australia to other countries and vice versa? What lesser known wildlife and regions could be better promoted?

Skype Presentation "Wildlife tours to save nature – What can Australia learn from Sweden?" – Marcus Eldh,Wild Sweden

"Nature-based tourism – the political perspective" – Senator Janet Rice, Keynote speaker

"Using a zoo based behaviour change model to drive pro-environmental actions in visitors to wildlife destinations" –Brooke Squires, Zoos Victoria

"Elevating the role of nature in the Australian Tourism industry – a case study from Kangaroo Island"Craig Wickham, Exceptional Kangaroo Island


How to watch a Google hangout
If you want to watch a hangout, no login is required. You can view the hangout live or archived on YouTube.

Buzzword Bingo: Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way, also Google term for live video conversation



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