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Controlling the ecotourist in a wild dolphin feeding program: is education the answer?

Orams, M and Hill, GJE (1998). Controlling the ecotourist in a wild dolphin feeding program: is education the answer?. The Journal of Environmental Education,29(3):33-38.

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Title Controlling the ecotourist in a wild dolphin feeding program: is education the answer?
Author Orams, M
Hill, GJE
Journal Name The Journal of Environmental Education
Publication Date 1998
Volume Number 29
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0095-8964   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 33
End Page 38
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Washington, USA
Publisher Heldref Publications
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The effectiveness of an education program for tourists who hand-feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma, Moreton Island in eastern Australia was evaluated. Data were gathered on tourist behavior during feeding sessions before and after the education policy was implemented. After implementation of the education program, inappropriate behaviors such as touching of dolphins were significantly reduced. The study supports the claim that education is an important strategy when compliance with management regulations is necessary to protect wildlife in ecotourism settings.
 
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