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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.

Operationalization of the wilderness targets of the German NSBD

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
The German government's National Strategy on Biological Diversity (NSBD) aims at protecting its biodiversity in a broad sense. The NSBD calls for 5% of Germany's forest land area to be permanently set aside for natural forest protection, i.e., natural processes taking place, and as a second target, for 2% of Germany's land area to become "wilderness areas," where the land is left to develop without human interventions.

Green Belt Europe - borders separate, nature unites

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
During the period of the Cold War between 1945 and 1989, a "Green Belt" of valuable pristine landscapes developed along the border line between Eastern and Western Europe, the intensively fortified and guarded so called Iron Curtain. Due to the remoteness of the border areas, a high number of national parks and other large conservation areas can be found there.

Educating the next generation of nature entrepreneurs

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
With this paper, it is illustrated that a focus on entrepreneurship training in the nature and wilderness sector is relevant for diverse organisations and situations. The first curricula on nature entrepreneurship are currently being developed.

The socio-political conceptualization of Serengeti landscapes in Europe: The case of 'Western Iberia'

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
This paper reflects on the socio-political conceptualization of ‘Western Iberia', one of Rewilding Europe's first pilot areas. Drawing from Actor Network Theory and social theories discussing Politics of Scale, we illustrate how ‘Western Iberia' is continuously being negotiated through practices in different sites within / outside its geographical boundaries.

Wildlife corridors based on the spatial modeling of the human pressure: A Portuguese case study

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
In times of economical crisis, rewilding can be a less costly conservation management approach, able to generate economic value from wild lands and to rural communities. Simultaneously, improvement of connectivity between protected areas was identified as a global priority for conservation. Allying the rewilding concept and connectivity concern, a model for identification of less disturbed corridors for wildlife was designed.

Performing leisure, making place: Wilderness identity and representation in online trip reports [Chapter 16]

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
Efforts to understand leisure as a spatial practice are surprisingly recent. It is only in the past decade or two that leisure studies has devoted much attention to the vital role of place and spatial practices for understanding how leisure is performed and experienced, how leisure related identities are constructed and affirmed, and ultimately how through these performances leisure places are made and remade (Crouch, 1999).

Ozone air pollution threatens remote mountain landscapes

Science Spotlights Posted on: October 05, 2015
Ozone (O3) is the most widespread air pollutant and is highly toxic to vegetation. Station researchers are using a portable battery powered monitor to evaluate O3 at several high-elevation, remote locations in the Rocky Mountain West. Research findings will allow national forests to determine O3 levels in remote areas where Air Quality Related Values are unknown, determine if O3 at these sites exceed the federal standard, and examine long-term changes in O3 in remote regions.

Wildland fire as a self-regulating mechanism: The role of previous burns and weather in limiting fire progression

Publications Posted on: September 29, 2015
Theory suggests that natural fire regimes can result in landscapes that are both self-regulating and resilient to fire. For example, because fires consume fuel, they may create barriers to the spread of future fires, thereby regulating fire size. Top-down controls such as weather, however, can weaken this effect.

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