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.
Papers, presentations and resources submitted by
participants and presenters
Interpreting short-term behaviourial responses to disturbance
within a longitudinal perspective
Decline in relative abundance of Bottlenose dolphins exposed to
Impact assessment research: use and misuse of habituation,
sensitisation and tolerance in describing wildlife responses to
4. Managing wildlife-based tourism: edging slowly towards
Managing whale-watching as a non-lethal consumptive
*- 6. An integrated and adaptive management model to address the
long-term sustainability of tourist interactions with
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
*- 10. Human dimensions of watching spinner dolphins at