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Using biodiversity stewardship as a means to secure the natural wild values on communal land in South Africa

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
South Africa is one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in the world, with much valuable biodiversity situated on a range of different land tenure types, including state, private and communal land. Despite this, these wild lands are being lost at an unprecedented rate, with the resultant loss of natural areas and associated ecosystem services.

Evaluating social-ecological aspects of buffer zones at the borders of Etosha National Park, Namibia

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
The study aims to investigate the premise that the implementation of a buffer zone around a national park provides opportunities for local communities to become active in the management of such areas. The study focuses on the Etosha National Park in Namibia, where the implementation of a buffer zone has been proposed, since the park fence is a potential barrier for ecosystem and social-ecological integrity.

Public values of the Antarctic wilderness: A comparison of university students in Spain and the United States

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
This paper summarizes preliminary results of a research study that investigated university students' perceptions of Antarctic wilderness and reports on discussions of these results at a workshop held at the 10th World Wilderness Congress.

A big blank white canvas? Mapping and modeling human impact in Antarctica

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
Antarctica is certainly what most people would consider being the world's last great wilderness; largely untouched and undeveloped by humans. Yet it is not inviolate - there are scientific bases, tourist operations, expeditions, airstrips and even roads.

Direct and mediated experiences of wilderness spirituality: Implications for wilderness managers and advocates

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
As a result of its elevated level of consciousness, the human species has been engaged in the quest for an ultimate meaning of life and what lies beyond life and death for millennia. Many of these spiritual or religious perspectives have been closely linked to each society's relationship with wild nature.

Wilderness quality mapping - the Australian experiences

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
By 1995 wilderness quality maps developed under the Australian Government's National Wilderness Inventory (NWI) program had been published for most of Australia, but few traces of the NWI now remain and the word "wilderness" has become almost unmentionable in government and professional land management circles. Yet its popular appeal is demonstrated by its continuing frequent use in tourism industry advertising for natural areas.

Wilderness management within an Australian interstate context

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
Conservation, reserve management within an interstate context is not unique in or to Australia. Nevertheless, the policy and procedures derived from various, state legislation often creates ambiguity for interstate, land management agencies. This compels such agencies to adopt specific approaches and strategies to landscape management.

What's working, what's not: The monitoring and reporting system for Tasmania's national parks and reserves

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
This paper describes the Australian State of Tasmania's management effectiveness Monitoring and Reporting System for national parks and reserves. This jurisdictional performance measurement system is designed to provide all interested parties with reliable factual information and measured evidence about reserve management achievements, progress and challenges.

The Bundian Way: Mapping with stories

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
The Bundian Way is a shared history pathway that connects the highest part of the Australian continent and the south-eastern coast via an ancient Aboriginal route that brought together the people of the greater region. The Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council has long worked towards its use for educational/ tourism purposes and recognition for heritage protection.

Access to nature in lithuania: Limits, perceptions and design issues

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
One of the factors in local tourism could be nature tourism promotion for disabled people in protected areas. This social group is more sensitive to long-distance travel; therefore, it is likely that local tourism is especially attractive. The disabled population may possibly have more free time, which also makes local travel particularly attractive.

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