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The role of wilderness in nature conservation

Mackey, Brendan; Lesslie, Robert; Nix, Henry A; Incoll, Ryan; Lindenmayer, David B


Executive summary - Main conclusions: ‘Wilderness’ has been criticised on a number of levels, viz. that it: · is only a cultural concept · has no objective, empirical and hence scientific basis · is irrelevant to nature conservation in general, and biodiversity conservation of in particular Additionally: · wilderness areas tend to be spectacular icon areas that are protected at the expense of more threatened and smaller habitat areas · the conservation of biodiversity is ultimately...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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