Parks, Dogs and Beaches: Human-Wildlife Conflict and the Politics of Place

Matthew Bowes

Vancouver Island University

Matt is a professor in the Geography dept. and Global Studies program at Vancouver Island University. Research interests include tourism, outdoor recreation, parks and protected areas, human dimensions of wildlife and sustainability. When not at VIU, Matt owns and operates a sea kayaking company that offers multi-day expeditions and guide training programs on Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia.


Dogs allowed to run free (off-leash) on the beaches of Canada’s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, are identified as a disturbance to migratory shorebirds, and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Matthew Bowes (Vancouver Island University)
  2. Peter Keller (University of Victoria)
  3. Rick Rollins (Vancouver Island University)
  4. Robert Gifford (University of Victoria)

Topic Areas

Topics: Social and Environmental Dimensions of Tourism , Topics: Protected Area Tourism , Topics: Coastal Tourism


OS-G1 » Wildlife Conflict and Tourism (14:30 - Tuesday, 4th October, Tavolara Room, Santa Chiara Complex)

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