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
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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