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Indian Ocean Rim Association Whale & Dolphin Watching Workshop
"Building Sustainable Whale & Dolphin Watching Tourism in the Indian Ocean Region"
Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
24-26 February 2016


The recommendations can be found here

The Agenda can be found here.

The Press Release can be found here.

Additional Materials 

Papers, presentations and resources submitted by participants and presenters

*- 1. Interpreting short-term behaviourial responses to disturbance within a longitudinal perspective

*- 2. Decline in relative abundance of Bottlenose dolphins exposed to long-term disturbance

*- 3. Impact assessment research: use and misuse of habituation, sensitisation and tolerance in describing wildlife responses to anthropogenic stimuli

*- 4. Managing wildlife-based tourism: edging slowly towards sustainability?

*- 5. Managing whale-watching as a non-lethal consumptive activity

*- 6. An integrated and adaptive management model to address the long-term sustainability of tourist interactions with cetaceans

*- 7. Meta-analyses of whale-watching impact studies: comparisons of cetacean responses to disturbance 

*- 8. Economic influence of dolphin watching in Lovina

*- 9. Evaluating the potential distrubance from dolphin watching in Lovina

*- 10. Human dimensions of watching spinner dolphins at Lovina