Jackie Ziegler Talks Wildlife Tourism in Hakai Magazine

Uvic Geography PhD candidate Jackie Ziegler was recently interviewed by Hakai Magazine about a new study Ziegler led on the ethics of whale shark tourism in Oslob, Philippines. Ziegler notes that daily hand-feeding, conducted by tourism companies to sell whale-shark-watching experiences, could have serious implications for their natural mobility and migratory patterns.

Ziegler says it’s important to take a precautionary approach “to ensure that tourism activities are having the least amount of impact as possible.”

“Especially since these sharks are endangered,” she adds.

Read the full article in Hakai Magazine.