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A FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF WILDLIFE TOURISM OPERATIONS Examples of marine wildlife tourism in Western Australia

Kate Rodger, Amanda Smith, Claire Davis, David Newsome, Philip Patterson

Examples of Marine Wildlife Tourism in Western Australia

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STCRC Tech Report Feedback National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication Entry Title: A framework to guide the sustainability of wildlife tourism operations: examples of marine wildlife tourism in Western Australia / Kate Rodger ... [et al.]. ISBN: 9781921658266 (pbk.) 9781921658761 (ebook) Notes: Bibliography. Subjects: Marine ecotourism—Management—Western Australia. Tourism—Management—Western Australia. Other Authors/Contributors: Rodger, Kate. Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism. Dewey Number: 338.4791068

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A FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF WILDLIFE TOURISM OPERATIONS

CONTENTS
SUMMARY ___________________________________________________________________________ VII

CHAPTER 1 ____________________________________________________________________________ 1 INTRODUCTION________________________________________________________________________ 1 MARINE WILDLIFE TOURISM IN AUSTRALIA ___________________________________________________ 1 MARINE WILDLIFE TOURISM IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA __________________________________________ 3 PROJECT OBJECTIVES ____________________________________________________________________ 4 CHAPTER 2 ____________________________________________________________________________ 5 DEVELOPING THE FRAMEWORK _______________________________________________________ 5 ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ________________________________________________________ OPERATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT __________________________________________________________ REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION ___________________________________________________________ SOCIAL CONDITIONS _____________________________________________________________________ 5 5 6 7...
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