Special Wildlife Tourism Australia Session

Saturday 20 July 2024

Venue: 9.00 am, School of Geosciences, Madsen Building, The University of Sydney.
COST: $50 (Workshop delegate) $20 (Student)

Wildlife Tourism in Australia and Indonesia and its relationship to Geotourism

Led by Dr Ronda Green, President of Wildlife Tourism Australia with specialised knowledge of wildlife in the Asia Pacific region. Indonesia and Australia are both amongst the world’s highest-ranking countries in terms of biodiversity and endemism.  The two countries mostly harbour quite different fauna and flora, but also share quite a few taxonomic groups such as fruit bats, marsupials, monotremes, cassowaries, megapodes, bowerbirds, birds of paradise, cuckoos, crocodiles, and monitor lizards.

The session will discuss these shared groups and some of the endemic creatures of both countries. Some of the species will also be considered in relation to their dependence on kinds of soils or landscapes, and in some cases their own influence on soils. Finally, the session discusses some ideas on incorporating wildlife interpretation into geotourism displays and activities.

Coffee and tea and lunch provided
4.00 pm concludes