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Do we understand wilderness well enough to explain it effectively to others

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Smith, PE, Do we understand wilderness well enough to explain it effectively to others, TNPA News, Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc, GPO Box 2188, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, 20, pp. 10-13. (2015) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

The draft revision of the 1999 Management Plan for the TWWHA that the State government released for public comment on the 16th January reveals a lack of understanding of what wilderness is and of its value. Although the science of wilderness has something to say about these things, after half a century of only spasmodic development it is still in a formative stage. No doubt this has facilitated the abandonment of wilderness by some environmentalists in recent times, as noted by Don Knowler in "Don’t raise the wilderness white flag" on pages 32 and 33 of The Mercury, 31st January 2015. We tackle this issue here by outlining a few important aspects of the science, beginning with an explanation of what conservationists who specialize in wilderness protection mean by ‘wilderness’

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:wilderness definition
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Natural Resource Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Objective Field:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
Author:Smith, PE (Mr Paul Smith)
ID Code:115055
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-03-06
Last Modified:2017-04-12
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