A new book, including chapters by several WTA members (Leah Burns, Rie Usui, Ronda Green), is to be released in December 2020
“This book presents a series of possible future scenarios in wildlife and animal tourism by combining critical thinking and imagination to stimulate reflection and ways forward. The future of wildlife tourism faces uncertainties that revolve around many factors, including climate change, mass wildlife extinction, human population growth, deforestation, sustainability and ethical assumptions. For wildlife tourism to meet these challenges, new ways of thinking are necessary. The chapters in this volume focus on future wildlife tourism development and management; the experiential value, educational components and ethical relevance of tourism–animal encounters; and the technology applied to wildlife tourism. They offer critically-imagined futures in order to encourage readers to reflect on the possibility of shaping a better future. The book will appeal to researchers, students and practitioners in wildlife tourism, environmental studies, sustainability and conservation.”
Chapter 1. Giovanna Bertella: Welcome to the Futures of Wildlife Tourism
Part 1: Paths Towards the Futures of Wildlife Tourism
Chapter 2. Qingming Cui: Wildlife Tourism in (Un)sustainable Futures
Chapter 3. Rie Usui and Carolin Funck: Rabbits in the Wild: Close Encounters on an Equal Footing?
Chapter 4. Georgette Leah Burns and Judith Benz-Schwarzburg: Representing Wild Animals to Humans: The Ethical Future of Wildlife Tourism
Part 2: Human-Animal Encounters
Chapter 5. Jessica Bell Rizzolo: The Rise of Selfie Safaris and the Future(s) of Wildlife Tourism
Chapter 6. Ronda Green: The Future of Captive Wildlife: Useful and Enjoyable for Animals and Visitors?
Chapter 7. Gianna Moscardo: Promises and Pitfalls in the Future of Sustainable Wildlife Interpretation
Chapter 8. Giovanna Bertella: Interspecies Communication and Encounters with Orcas
Part 3: Technology Advancements
Chapter 9. Hindertje Hoarau-Heemstra and Anne-Mette Hjalager: Safeguarding Sustainable Futures for Marine Wildlife Tourism through Collaboration and Innovation: The Utopia of Whale-Watching
Chapter 10. Mikko Äijälä, Titta Jylkäs, Vésaal Rajab and Tytti Vuorikari: Designing Future Wildlife Tourism Experience: On Agency in Human-Sled Dog Encounters
Chapter 11. Daniel William Mackenzie Wright: The Future of Captive Animals and Tourism: The Zoo and Aquatic Cloning Centre 2070
Chapter 12. David Lusseau: Will Cryptogovernance save the Wildlife Tourism Commons?
Chapter 13. Giovanna Bertella: Travel Notes, Postcards, Treasures and Dragons