Physiological effects of tourism and associated food provisioning in an endangered iguana.

Romero, L. Michael.
Knapp, Charles R.
Hines, Kirsten.
Zachariah, Trevor T.
Perez-Heydrich, Carolina.
Iverson, John B.
Buckner, Sandra D.
Halach, Shelley C.
Lattin, Christine R.
2013

Deliberately feeding wildlife is an increasingly popular tourism-related activity despite a limited understanding of long-term impacts on the species being fed. As a result, tourist behaviours that may have adverse impacts on imperiled species have often been encouraged without the necessary evaluation or oversight. Here, we report the responses of Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas (Cyclura cychlura)... read more

Subjects
Iguana (Genus)
Ecotourism.
Bahamas.
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009677
Original publication
Knapp CR, Hines KN, Zachariah TT, Perez-Heydrich C, Iverson JB, Buckner SD, Halach SC, Lattin CR, Romero LM (2013) Physiological effects of tourism and associated food provisioning in an endangered iguana. Conserv Physiol 1(1): cot032; doi:10.1093/conphys/cot032.
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