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Session 2

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 Two - Best practice approaches to build sustainable whale and dolphin watching tourism

Format: Presentations followed by facilitated discussion

The IWC discussed their best practice guidelines and regulations, Five Year Strategic Plan on Whale Watching and Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Experiences was shared by industry experts using case studies from around the world.

Australia presented its national whale watching guidelines and outlined how they assist in achieving an ecologically and
economically sustainable whale watching industry.

Dr Simon Brockington: International Whaling Commission

Mr Greg Kaufman: Pacific Whale Foundation

Dr Jillian Grayson: Australian Government 




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