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Commercial tourism in Tasmania’s wilderness threatens the attraction it exploits


Gogarty, B and Kirkpatrick, J and Fitzgerald, NB and Jarman, S and McCormack, P and Marthick, J, Commercial tourism in Tasmania's wilderness threatens the attraction it exploits, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, (1826) ISSN 2397-334X (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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To the Editor — The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) is a vast area — 1.5 million hectares — with diverse geology, landforms and vegetation. It is listed under the World Heritage Convention owing to the outstanding value of its natural and cultural features, and has been described by the World Heritage Committee as one of the "last remaining temperate wilderness areas in the world"1 (Fig. 1). However, that status has served to attract increasing numbers of high-end ‘eco-tourists’, placing the area under development pressure.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:world heritage, wilderness, tasmania, tourism, law, environmental law, international law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Gogarty, B (Associate Professor Brendan Gogarty)
UTAS Author:Kirkpatrick, J (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
UTAS Author:Fitzgerald, NB (Mr Nicholas Fitzgerald)
UTAS Author:Jarman, S (Dr Simon Jarman)
UTAS Author:McCormack, P (Ms Phillipa McCormack)
UTAS Author:Marthick, J (Mr James Marthick)
ID Code:129280
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-11-20
Last Modified:2018-11-23

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