It's World Tourism Day!
Right Tourism, managed by Care for the Wild. is a campaign to end the cruel use of animals in tourist attractions. You can read more about the issues here and take action here.
Wildlife Watching is wildely enjoyed and a responsible wildife watcher has a low impact on the animals concerned. To ensure though that your enjoyment of watching the wildlife doesn't spoil the animals' ability to get on with their lives, there's some useful advice here.
Responsible tourism can help to protect wild animals and their habitats. Wildlife watchers spend money in the areas local to the wildlife, so many wildlife-related attractions are regarded as economically important.
Poaching is a huge issue for big game animals across the world these days. If you want to ensure that your safari tour genuinely protects the wildlife check out Fair Game (For Safari. Against Poaching.)
Slightly confusingly, World Responsible Tourism Day is 6 November 2013. They wrote about animals and tourism in a recent blog post.