Creating Effective Interpretation for Managing Interaction Between Tourists and Wildlife

Orams M. (1994) Creating Effective Interpretation for Managing Interaction Between Tourists and Wildlife. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 10 3: 21-34. doi:10.1017/S0814062600003062


Author Orams M.
Title Creating Effective Interpretation for Managing Interaction Between Tourists and Wildlife
Journal name Australian Journal of Environmental Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2049-775X
Publication date 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0814062600003062
Volume 10
Issue 3
Start page 21
End page 34
Total pages 14
Subject 3304 Education
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract Ecotourism associated with wildlife is becoming increasingly popular. The effects on wildlife of this increasing popularity are causing concern. Environmental interpretation programs may be a means of minimising negative effects if they are able to change tourists’ behaviour. A review of cognitive psychology literature and theories of learning shows that simply increasing information and understanding does not necessarily result in more appropriate human behaviour. However, there are several techniques, such as the creation and resolution of cognitive dissonance and the use of the affective domain, which may create more effective interpretation. This paper reviews relevant theories of learning and offers guidelines for the creation of effective interpretation programs in the context of tourist - wildlife interaction.
Keyword Cognitive Psychology
Interpretation
Learning
Tourism
Wildlife
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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