Wildlife Watching and Tourism: A Study on the Benefits and Risks of a Fast Growing Tourism Activity and Its Impacts on Species

Publication and Source

This publication is produced by the Convention on Migratory Species and published by UNEP.

Short Description

This publication shows that action is needed now to put effective controls in place on wildlife watching tourism. There are many good examples of what can be done to manage wildlife and tourism successfully. However, if tourism is allowed to grow uncontrolled, adequate protection of wildlife and the environment is difficult, if not impossible.

Format and Retrieval

This paper is available from the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species as a PDF.

Suggested Citation

United Nations Environment Programme. Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (2008). Wildlife watching and tourism. Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals. Bonn, Germany: Trapper, R.

ISBN 3-937429-07-7