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The matrix: A comparison of international wilderness laws


Landres, Peter; Barr, Brad; Kormos, Cyril F. 2008. The matrix: A comparison of international wilderness laws. In: A handbook on international wilderness law and policy. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing: 31-54.

The following matrix provides a comparison of wilderness laws around the world. This matrix is divided into four parts, each focusing on a key area of wilderness legislation: the definition of wilderness; the overall legislative purpose; uses allowed by the legislation; and administration and management requirements under law. A more thorough analysis of individual wilderness laws follows in the ensuing chapters. The purpose of this matrix is to provide a highly condensed overview of the subject matter and to facilitate quick comparisons of the different approaches used in different countries or states/provinces.

Keywords: wilderness laws, international, world, legislation


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: The matrix: A comparison of international wilderness laws
Electronic Publish Date: February 4, 2009
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