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Day 1 - Session 1

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


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Session One - The value and sustainability of the whale and dolphin watching tourism
industry and the benefits of regional cooperation

Format: Presentations followed by facilitated discussion

This session explored, through introductory presentations and discussion, the benefits
(e.g. economic, social) of whale and dolphin watching tourism, the link between ecological
sustainability and sustainable tourism, leadership of women and the benefits of regional
cooperation for a sustainable whale and dolphin watching tourism industry. 

Professor Lars Bejder: Murdoch University, Australia

Dr Putu Liza Kusuma Mustika: Cetacean Sirenian, Indonesia

Dr Asha de Vos: The Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project, Sri Lanka 



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