Last updated 2020

This guide gives expert advice from wildlife conservations on the issues you may encounter when seeing animals when travelling. It explains how to spot an animal in distress, the impact of animal shows and how to see wildlife ethically.

In this guide:

  • Advice on how to see animals in the wild ethically
  • Information on the impact of animal shows on wildlife
  • How to book ethical wildlife-watching trips
  • The difference between seeing animals in the wild and captivity
  • How to help change the global impact of animal tourism

Our Wild Encounters guide is designed to help you make ethical decisions about how to see wildlife. Too much information can sometimes be overwhelming, so we’ll give you a general overview and help you take the first steps towards seeing animals responsibly.

Authors
Nick Stewart, Katheryn Wise, Ian Redmond, Peter Knights and Chris Draper
Editors
Karam Filfilan

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