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RMRS-P-64: Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Ninth World Wilderness Congress symposium; November 6-13, 2009; Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Watson, Alan; Murrieta-Saldivar, Joaquin; McBride, Brooke, comps. 2011. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Ninth World Wilderness Congress symposium; November 6-13, 2009; Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Proceedings RMRS-P-64. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 225 p.

The Ninth World Wilderness Congress (WILD9) met in Meridá, Yucatán, Mexico in 2009. The symposium on science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values was the largest of multiple symposia held in conjunction with the Congress. The papers contained in this proceedings were generated at this symposium or submitted by the author or authors for consideration for inclusion in this proceedings, and have been organized into six major topics: (1) empowering young people, (2) promoting involvement of local communities, (3) enhancing transboundary conservation goals, (4) exploring wilderness meanings, (5) monitoring and predicting change, and (6) new directions in wilderness stewardship. Included are papers that address wildland issues in Afghanistan, Antarctica, Canada, Czech Republic, El Salvador, the Gambia, Germany, Honduras, India, Lesotho, Mexico, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, and the United States.

Keywords: wilderness, biodiversity, conservation, protected areas, economics, subsistence, tourism, traditional knowledge, community involvement, policy, stewardship, education, spiritual values

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Section 1-Empowering Young People

The Promise of Youth Service as a Global Conservation Tool
Emily R Sloane
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The Design and Implementation of a Conservation Corps Program in Nuristan, Afghanistan
Danny Markus and John W. Groninger
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The U.S. Forest Service Job Corps 28 Civilian Conservation Centers
Larry J. Dawson and Alicia D. Bennett
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Section 2-Promoting Involvement of Local Communities

Indigenous Ecotourism in Preserving and Empowering Mayan Natural and Cultural Values at Palenque, Mexico
Adrian Mendoza-Ramos and Heather Zeppel
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From Dominance to Détente in the Face of Climate Change: Agreements Beyond Boundaries with Indigenous Nations
Linda Moon Stumpff
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Human-Wildlife Conflict and Its Implication for Conservation around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Margaret Aharikundira and M. Tweheyo
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Understanding and Building Wilderness Management Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and Communities
Gregory F. Hansen
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Section 3-Enhancing Transboundary Conservation Goals

Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Park Joint Management: Sehlabathebe National Park (Lesotho) and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site (South Africa)
John M. Crowson
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The Climate Adaptation Programs and Activities of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Wendy L. Francis
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"Europe's Wild Heart" - New Transboundary Wilderness in the Middle of the Old Continent
Hans Kiener and Zdenka Krenová
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Shared Wilderness, Shared Responsibility, Shared Vision: Protecting Migratory Wildlife
Will Meeks, Jimmy Fox, and Nancy Roeper
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String of Turquoise: The Future of Sacred Mountain Peaks in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico
Linda Moon Stumpff
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Section 4-Exploring Wilderness Meanings

The Socio-Cultural Value of New Zealand Wilderness
Kerry Wray
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El Toro Wilderness, Luqillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico
Peter L. Weaver
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Public Perception of the Antarctic Wilderness: Surveys from an Educated, Environmentally Knowledgeable European Community
Tina Tin, Kees Bastmeijer, Jessica O'Reilly, and Patrick Maher
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Wilderness-Between the Promise of Hell and Paradise: A Cultural-Historical Exploration of a Dutch National Park
Koen Arts, Anke Fischer, and René van der Wal
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Roles of and Threats to Yoruba Traditional Beliefs in Wilderness Conservation in Southwest Nigeria
Fola D. Babaloa
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Threats and Changes Affecting Human Relationships with Wilderness: Implications for Management
Robert G. Dvorak, William T. Borrie, and Alan E. Watson
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Human Relationships to Fire Prone Ecosystems: Mapping Values at Risk on Contested Landscapes
Kari Gunderson, Steve Carver, and Brett H. Davis
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Understanding the Transformative Aspects of the Wilderness and Protected Lands Experience upon Human Health
Alan Ewert, Jillisa Overholt, Alison Voight, and Chun Chieh Wang
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Challenges in Protecting the Wilderness of Antarctica
Tina Tin and Alan Hemmings
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Section 5-Monitoring and Predicting Change

Climate Change and Ecosystem Services: The Contribution of and Impacts on Federal Public Lands in the United States
Valerie Esposito, Spencer Phillips, Roelof Boumans, Azur Moulaert, and Jennifer Boggs
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How Do You Know Things Are Getting Better (or Not?) Assessing Resource Conditions in National Parks and Protected Areas
James D. Nations
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Monitoring Recreational Impacts in Wilderness of Kamchatka (on Example of Kronotsky State Natural Biosphere Preserve)
Anya V. Zavadskaya
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Protection of the Wilderness and Aesthetic Values of Antarctica: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a Tool
Rupert Summerson and Tina Tin
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Section 6-New Directions in Wilderness Stewardship

The National Landscape Conservation System: A Model for Long Term Conservation of Significant Landscapes
Dave Harmon and Jeff Jarvis
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The Verification of Wilderness Area Boundaries as Part of a Buffer Zone Demarcation Process: A Case Study from the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site
Sonja C. Krüger, Ian A. Rusworth, and Kirsten Oliver
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Protecting Marine Parks and Sanctuaries from Aquatic Nuisance Species Releases from Ballast During Emergency Response Events
Phyllis A. Green
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Planning for People? An Evaluation of Objectives for Managing Visitors at Wildlife Refuges in the United States
Jeffrey J. Brooks and Robert Massengale
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Wilderness: An Unexpected Second Chance
Jerry Magee and Dave Harmon
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Examining Visitors' Behavioral Intentions and Behaviors in a Taiwan National Park
Chieh-Lu Li and Garry E. Chick
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Section 7-Tribute

Natural and Near Natural Tropical Forest Values
Daniel H. Henning
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Title: RMRS-P-64: Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Ninth World Wilderness Congress symposium; November 6-13, 2009; Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Electronic Publish Date: September 15, 2011
Last Update:
September 15, 2011

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