Ecotourism and Whale Watching Activities in ICZM: A worldwide case for sustainable managment

Course Numbers: CZMT - 0945 and MAMC - 4945

Whale-watching is one of the fastest growing tourism industries worldwide often viewed as sustainable, non-consumptive strategy for the benefits of cetacean conservation and the coastal communities. This course will focus upon: the historical aspects of Whale-Watching Activities (WWA) / Whale-Watching around the word, particularly in North America / the Blue Economy of WWA as an industry / conceptual modeling and decision-making systems for sustainable management / the role of Marine Protected Areas / the ecological impacts of navigation / governance, regulation, boaters and attitudes / the ecotourism experience / Research trends in WWA

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Textbook: None

Winter 2014 Syllabus