We analyse whale and dolphin watching tourism industries in the country and provide management recommendations to improve the industry.
Kami melakukan analisis terhadap industri wisata paus dan lumba-lumba di Indonesia untuk memperbaiki laku industri tersebut.
Ranking the risk of dolphin watching industries in South and Southeast Asia, in collaboration with fellow scientists in the region (Putu Liza Mustika, Riccardo Welters, Gerry Ryan, Coralie D'Lima, Patricia Sorongon-Yap, Suwat Jutapruet and Cindy Peter). Paper published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism (Mustika et al 2017).
"Dolphin-watching tourism as an alternative or supplemental livelihood to marginalised artisanal fishers in Indonesia".
This project explored whether dolphin-watching tourism can generate direct or indirect employment that provides a sustainable income equal or superior to a fisheries income. Running from April 2019 to September 2020, the project was funded by the Conservation Strategy Fund and James Cook University. The grant established Mustika as one of the 2019-2020 Indonesia Marine Fellows of the Conservation Strategy Fund.
The project was completed in late June 2020 and was presented to the local stakeholders via Google Meet on Friday 18 Sept 2020. Click here to read more about the project.