A Review of Mammalian Availability as Salt-Lick Tourism Supply

Wing-Shen Lim, and Andy Russel Mojiol, (2020) A Review of Mammalian Availability as Salt-Lick Tourism Supply. Borneo Journal of Sciences and Technology, 2 (1). pp. 32-40. ISSN 2672-7439

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A wide range of mammal species visit to mineral licks, thus salt-lick tourism is promoted to allow clearviewing of free-roaming mammal individuals by tourists at the licks. However, there is lacking in information on the factors that define overall satisfactions of tourists during mammal-watching at mineral licks, as well as the means to evaluate this matter. Henceforth, this paper intends to provide a holistic understanding on the keystone factors that define mammalian availability as salt-lick tourism supply. The authenticity, uniqueness, intensity, duration, species popularity and rarity of sighted mammal individuals shape the overall satisfactions of tourists, and then these criteria can be represented by physical availability, species traits and diversity of mammals that can be sighted at a mineral lick. Then, temporal variability in bio-physiochemical, environmental and anthropogenic conditions are determined to determine the availability of a mammal species at a particular mineral lick. Tourist perception towards geophagic behaviour of mammals and tourist carrying capacity for mammal-watching at the licks have yet been addressed at this moment, henceforth further research is required to fill up these research gaps for this field of study in future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mammalian Availability, Salt-Lick Tourism, Spatial-Temporal Variability, Supply-Demand
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 00:30
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 00:30
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/25987

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