Crocodiles and grey nomads: a deadly combination?

Burgin, Shelley and Hardiman, Nigel (2016) Crocodiles and grey nomads: a deadly combination? Current Issues in Tourism, 19 (1). pp. 60-63. ISSN 1368-3500

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Abstract

Increasing numbers of retirees seek individual, extended, unstructured activities in
remote, non-commercial locations. Travel is predominantly by self-drive 4WD vehicle
towing a caravan/campervan. These ‘grey nomads’ often prefer remote bush camping
sites/caravan parks to commercial resorts. The tropics – a popular destination – are
inhabited by Australia’s only large semi-terrestrial carnivore, the estuarine crocodile
Crocodylus porosus. Conservation programmes of recent decades have resulted in a
substantial increase in numbers. With naive grey nomads increasingly encroaching on
crocodile territory, attacks are expected to increase. Review of conservation programmes
to incorporate awareness education targeting grey nomads is therefore required.

Keywords:crocodile management, grey nomads, sunbirds, crocodile conservation, wildlife conflict, wilderness recreation, crocodile attack, national park management, crocodylus porosus, NotOAChecked
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C180 Ecology
C Biological Sciences > C300 Zoology
N Business and Administrative studies > N222 Recreation/Leisure Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
C Biological Sciences > C160 Marine/Freshwater Biology
N Business and Administrative studies > N231 Land Management
C Biological Sciences > C150 Environmental Biology
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:23083
Deposited On:30 Apr 2016 15:38

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