The weakness of wilderness protection policy

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Title The weakness of wilderness protection policy
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Environmental Policy and Law
Year Published 2000
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher IOS Press
Abstract There is no legislated national wilderness designation in Australia, though wilderness is a component of protected-area planning in particular States. Wilderness is hence largely a descriptive rather than a legal term. Wilderness is an important concept in Australia environmental and land management policy, however. Indeed, one of the country's four principal non-government organizations is named The Wilderness Society. My aim here is not to review the history of wilderness science and politics in Australia, but simply to summarize major current issues and controversies. These fall into three principal categories: - the National Wilderness Inventory (NWI) - recreational pressures on wilderness in protected areas - political controversy over future management of wilderness in public forests.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.iospress.nl/
Alternative URI http://iospress.metapress.com/content/v71wnfw36mwf3t35/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2000 IOS Press. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced here in accordance with publisher policy. Please refer to the journal's website for the definitive published version.
Volume 30
Issue Number 4
Page from 196
Page to 199
ISSN 0378-777X
Date Accessioned 2001-01-01
Date Available 2009-06-30T22:12:02Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Science & Technology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3238
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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