Jackie Ziegler

Jackie Ziegler
University of Victoria | UVIC · School of Environmental Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Jackie Ziegler holds a PhD in Geography from the Marine Protected Areas Research Group at the University of Victoria. Jackie is an environmental social scientist interested in the human dimensions of natural resource use with a focus on aquatic environments, and transdisciplinary research approaches.
Education
September 2015 - April 2019
University of Victoria
Field of study
  • Geography
September 2007 - December 2010
University of Victoria
Field of study
  • Geography
September 2002 - May 2005
University of Guelph
Field of study
  • Marine and Freshwater Biology

Publications

Publications (17)
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Nosy Be in northwestern Madagascar is home to a globally important whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation and a growing whale shark tourism industry. However, whale sharks are not protected in Malagasy waters and are threatened by fisheries bycatch, collisions with vessels, and disturbance from tourism. We used tourist questionnaires (n = 488) t...
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Wildlife tourism can act as an incentive for the conservation of marine species and habitats. One of the most important outcomes can be a change in the views of participants towards target species and their habitats that may promote more conservation-oriented actions. While a handful of studies have documented the wildlife value orientations (WVOs)...
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A basic tenet of ecotourism is to enhance conservation. However, few studies have assessed its effectiveness in meeting conservation goals and whether the type of tourism activity affects outcomes. This study examines whether working in ecotourism changes the perceptions of and attitudes and behaviours of local people towards the focal species and...
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Perceived crowding is an important measure in assessing the social impacts of tourism activities. The goal of this study was to determine if the method used to measure perceived crowding in the marine environment (numerical vs. visual approach, boat vs. swimmer crowding) affects the crowding outcome and to apply the concept to a high-density marine...
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Ziegler et al. (2018) assessed tourists' perceptions of the ethics of feeding an endangered species for tourism purposes. The ethical decisions made, and justifications provided, were assessed using utilitarian and animal welfare ethical philosophies. We concluded that despite the substantial social and economic benefits of this activity, it remain...
Preprint
This study explored the ethics of provisioning wildlife to enhance tourist interactions at a whale shark tourism site in Oslob, Philippines. TripAdvisor comments (n=947) and tourist surveys (n=761) were used to better understand tourists’ perceptions of whale shark provisioning in Oslob. The ethical decisions made were then critically assessed usin...
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This study explored the ethics of provisioning wildlife to enhance tourist interactions at a whale shark tourism site in Oslob, Philippines. TripAdvisor comments (n = 947) and tourist surveys (n = 761) were used to better understand tourists' perceptions of whale shark provisioning in Oslob. The ethical decisions made were then critically assessed...
Conference Paper
Background Whale shark tourism can provide an incentive to protect whale sharks and their habitats by making them worth more alive than dead. However, the sustainability of these tourism activities is critical to the long-term success of this approach. Whale shark tourism in Oslob is one of only two places in the world where tour operators feed wha...
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Whale shark tourism is a growing niche market within the marine wildlife tourism sector. Increased visitation and declining whale shark numbers at some tourism sites worldwide raise questions over the long-term sustainability of this industry. This study examines the social and potential biological impacts of “swim-with” whale shark tourism on Isla...
Technical Report
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The purpose of this report is to provide perspective and possible guidance on how best to implement a new fisheries law in Mexico that allows for the creation of marine refúgios as a fisheries management tool for commercially important fish stocks. To do so, we provide a a case study of the Corredor San Cosme y Punta Coyote, as an example of how to...
Chapter
This book seeks to underscore the need for scientific approaches to first understanding and then managing tourist interactions with marine wildlife. It draws upon the work of leading natural and social scientists whose work serves the interests of sustainable wildlife-based marine tourism. Thus from within the natural science disciplines of marine...

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The primary goal of this research is (1) to assess the effectiveness of whale shark tourism in meeting its conservation goals (i.e., conservation awareness, attitudes, and behaviour), and (2) to determine the perceived social and biological impacts of whale shark tourism in order to improve industry sustainability and conservation of this endangered species.