Overview: This webinar will highlight the many connections between invasive species and the tourism industry – how visitors can unknowingly (and sometimes on purpose!) introduce invasive species; the impacts on biodiversity, the economy, and the industry as a whole; and how the industry can work to prevent their spread. The webinar is an introduction to the online resource package and training course to be released by ISCBC in Spring 2021.
Presenter bio: Anthony Mallinson is the Tourism Resource Coordinator with the Invasive Species Council of BC. Anthony works with tourism owners, operators, and staff to prevent the spread of invasive species through tourism activities. Anthony has spent the last three years working in the tourism industry as a sea-kayak guide and naturalist, and has a background in environmental sciences from Dalhousie University.