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TO5033 - Australian Ecotourism and Wildlife Tourism Management

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

An advanced treatment of ecologically sustainable tourism development focusing particularly on the growing area of ecotourism. Topics include the origins and theoretical background to this culturally and environmentally responsible form of tourism; its potential contribution to the promotion of environmental understanding and conservation and its impacts and their management. A wide range of examples of terrestrial and marine wildlife tourism is examined and its management analysed. The subject includes a substantial fieldwork component and develops practical experience in the interpretation of a wide range of natural and cultural attractions. Special emphasis will be placed on ecotourism in North Queensland environments such as the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforests. Indigenous tourism and cultural interpretation will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire ability to solve problems and develop strategies for superior ecotourism management;
  • advanced understanding of the key issues in managing human-wildlife interactions in an ecologically sustainable way broad knowledge of the definitions, directions and difficulties relevant to ecotourism;
  • up-to-date knowledge of ecotourism operations and developments in North Queensland.
TO2025 TO6033

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