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Title Whale-watching : sustainable tourism and ecological management / edited by James Higham, Lars Bejder, Rob Williams
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Contents Tourism, cetaceans and sustainable development : moving beyond simple binaries and intuitive assumptions / James Higham, Lars Bejder and Rob Williams -- Threats facing cetacean populations : the global context / Rob Williams -- From exploitation to adoration : the historical and contemporary contexts of human-cetacean interactions / Simon J. Allen -- Human attitudes and values : tradition and transformation and zombies / Peter Corkeron -- The whale-watching industry : historical development / Eric Hoyt and E.C.M. Parsons -- The International Whaling Commission (IWC) and whale-watching / Carol Carlson, Naomi Rose, Hidehiro Kato and Rob Williams -- The whaling versus whale-watching debate : the resumption of Icelandic whaling / Marianne Rasmussen -- Iceland and the resumption of whaling : an empirical study of the attitudes of international tourists and whale-watch tour operators / Tommy D. Anderson, Susanna E. Gothall and Béatrice D. Wende -- Green messengers or nature's spectacle : understanding visitor experiences of wild cetacean tours / Heather Zeppel and Sue Muloin -- Whale-watching : an effective education programme is no fluke / Genevieve Johnson and Cynde McInnis -- What's in it for the whales? : exploring the potential contribution of environmental interpretation to conservation / Mark Orams, Paul Forestell and Jonathon Spring -- Integrating traditional ecological knowledge and community engagement in marine mammal protected areas / Naomi McIntosh, Kepā Maly and John N. Kittinger -- Understanding the ecological effects of whale-watching on cetaceans / Fredrik Christansen and David Lusseau -- Whale-watching and behavioural ecology / Rochelle Constantine -- Energetic linkages between short-term and long-term effects of whale-watching disturbance on cetaceans : an example drawn from Northeast Pacific resident killer whales / David E. Bain, Rob Williams and Andrew W. Trites -- Ecological constraints and the propensity for population consequences of whale-watching disturbances / David Lusseau -- The use of area-time closures as a tool to manage cetacean-watch tourism / Jules Tyne, Neil Longeragan and Lars Bejder -- The socioeconomic, educational and legal aspects of whale-watching : a Scottish case study / E.C.M. Parsons -- Vigilance, resilience and failures of science and management : Spinner dolphins and tourism in Hawai'i / David W. Johnston -- Insights from agent-based modelling to simulate whale-watching tours : influence of captains' strategy on whale exposure and excursion content / Clément Chion [and 10 others] -- Cetacean-watching in developing countries : a case study from the Mekong River / Isabel Beasley, Lars Bejder and Helene Marsh -- Kaikoura (New Zealand) : the concurrence of Māori values, governance and economic need / David G. Simmons -- Management of dusky dolphin tourism at Kaikoura (New Zealand) / David Lundquist -- Save the whales Part II : a new science advocacy communication framework / Wiebke Finkler -- Time to rethink : fostering the nascent 'sustainability paradigm' / James Higham, Lars Bejder and Rob Williams
1. Tourism, cetaceans and sustainable development: Moving beyond simple binaries and intuitive assumptions / Rob Williams -- pt. I The historical and contemporary contexts -- 2. Threats facing cetacean populations: The global context / Rob Williams -- 3. From exploitation to adoration: The historical and contemporary contexts of human-cetacean interactions / Simon J. Allen -- 4. Human attitudes and values: Tradition and transformation and zombies / Peter Corkeron -- 5. The whale-watching industry: Historical development / E.C.M. Parsons -- 6. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) and whale-watching / Rob Williams -- pt. II Human dimensions of whale-watching -- 7. The whaling versus whale-watching debate: The resumption of Icelandic whaling / Marianne Rasmussen -- 8. Iceland and the resumption of whaling: An empirical study of the attitudes of international tourists and whale-watch tour operators / Beatrice D. Wende -- 9. Green messengers or nature's spectacle: Understanding visitor experiences of wild cetacean tours / Sue Muloin -- 10. Whale-watching: An effective education programme is no fluke / Cynde McInnis -- 11. What's in it for the whales? Exploring the potential contribution of environmental interpretation to conservation / Jonathon Spring -- 12. Integrating traditional ecological knowledge and community engagement in marine mammal protected areas / John N. Kittinger -- pt. III Ecological dimensions of whale-watching -- 13. Understanding the ecological effects of whale-watching on cetaceans / David Lusseau -- 14. Whale-watching and behavioural ecology / Rochelle Constantine -- 15. Energetic linkages between short-term and long-term effects of whale-watching cetaceans: An example drawn from northeast Pacific resident killer whales / Andrew W. Trites -- 16. Ecological constraints and the propensity for population consequences of whale-watching disturbances / David Lusseau -- 17. The use of area-time closures as a tool to manage cetacean-watch tourism / Lars Bejder -- pt. IV Sustainable management: insights and issues -- 18. The socioeconomic, educational and legal aspects of whale-watching: A Scottish case study / E.C.M. Parsons -- 19. Vigilance, resilience and failures of science and management: Spinner dolphins and tourism in Hawai'i / David W. Johnston -- 20. Insights from agent-based modelling to simulate whale-watching tours: Influence of captains' strategy on whale exposure and excursion content / Suzan Dionne -- 21. Cetacean-watching in developing countries: A case study from the Mekong River / Helene Marsh -- 22. Kaikoura (New Zealand): The concurrence of Maori values, governance and economic need / David G. Simmons -- 23. Management of dusky dolphin tourism at Kaikoura (New Zealand) / David Lundquist -- 24. Save the whales Part II: A new science advocacy communication framework / Wiebke Finkler -- 25. Time to rethink: Fostering the nascent sùstainability paradigm' / Rob Williams
Summary Within little more than a generation, whale-watching has been subject to global industrial development. It has been portrayed by destinations and business operators, and advocated by environmental groups, as a sustainable activity and an alternative to whaling. However, in recent years the sustainability of these activities has increasingly been questioned, as research shows that repeated disturbance by boat traffic can severely disrupt critical behaviours of cetaceans in the wild. Bringing together contributions by international experts, this volume addresses complex issues associated with commercial whale-watching, sustainable development and conservation of the global marine environment. It highlights widely expressed concerns for the failure of policy, planning and management and pinpoints both long-standing and emerging barriers to sustainable practice. Featuring numerous case studies, the book provides critical insights into the diverse socio-cultural, political, economic and ecological contexts of this global industry, highlighting the challenges and opportunities that arise along the pathways to sustainability
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cetacea -- Conservation.
Dolphin watching -- Environmental aspects.
Whale watching -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Bejder, Lars.
Higham, James E. S.
Williams, Rob, 1972-
ISBN 1139018167 (electronic bk.)
9781139018166 (electronic bk.)