Recreation : Guidelines : Wildlife watching : Characteristics

Characteristics and management issues

There is no socio-demographic information available relating to participants of this activity.

There are no established national organisation representing participants or commercial operators.

Codes of practice and information programmes developed with operators may be an effective method of targeting participants.

Participants will tend to have an interest in environmental issues.

Often this activity will be undertaken during the course of other recreational activities, such as walking. Some participants visit an area specifically to view seals at haul out sites or take a boat trip to see dolphins.

Codes of practice and information could be promoted at known access points for these activities, possibly through the use of signboards.


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