Ecotourism activities that use food to attract and concentrate wildlife for viewing have become a controversial topic in ecological studies. This debate is best exemplified by the shark dive tourism industry, a highly lucrative and booming global market. Use of chum or food to attract big sharks to areas where divers can view the dwindling populations of these animals has generated significant criticism because of the potential for ecological and behavioral impacts to the species.
A study by five university researchers concludes that existing shark cage diving enterprises in Hawaii have a negligible effect on public safety.... Read Post
A new study details the first scientific research to successfully track a great hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology. Read Post
Ecological tourism has no effect on the presence of large mammals in the Amazon, according to a study that for the first time compares the biological diversity of ecotourism zones with that of protected areas. Furthermore, it can he... Read Post