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dc.contributor.authorCoghlan, Alien_US
dc.contributor.authorPrideaux, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorDavid Fennellen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:35:06Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:35:06Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-30T06:21:40Z
dc.identifier.issn14724049en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2167/joe174.0en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40474
dc.description.abstractThe management of wildlife resources, including encounters that occur between tourists and wildlife, has emerged as a major issue for the tourism industry and management agencies. This paper explores the preferences for wildlife encounters of visitors in Cairns, Australia. Based on a survey of 287 international tourists the research found that 73.5% of respondents were interested in some form of wildlife encounters whilst in the region. Most respondents said they would like to experience wildlife in a controlled setting either in a zoo or in a wildlife park (64%), while wildlife tours wore the least popular form of wildlife encounter (32%). When asked about their specific wildlife experiences in Cairns, 25% of respondents reported visiting a zoo or wildlife park, 36% reported wildlife experiences in national parks and only 3% participated in a commercial tour. The preference for encounters in a controlled setting is an important factor in determining strategies that should be adopted by the Cairns tourism industry as it seeks to retain unique wildlife assets in an era of climate change and increasing urbanisation. This paper will explore these issues in the Cairns region.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom68en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto76en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Ecotourismen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Resource Appraisalen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150605en_US
dc.titleEncounters with wildlife in Cairns, Australia: where, what, who...?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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