Whale-watching is one of the fastest growing tourism industries worldwide often viewed as sustainable, non-consumptive strategy for the benefits of cetacean conservation and the coastal communities. Whale-Watching Activities are very interesting to illustrate a worldwide case for sustainable management.
This course will focus upon: the historical aspects of Whale-Watching Activities (WWA), Whale-Watching around the word, particularly in North America / the importance of WWA as an industry / the conservation basis of cetacean conservation and the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) / the impacts of navigation, regulations and guidelines / conceptual modelling for sustainable management and sustainable whale watching / research trends in WWA / the ecotourism experience.
No text required. Suggested scientific articles and reports, videos and websites are listed on the syllabus.
Ecotourism and Whale Watching Activities in ICZM Suggested Books: