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Challenges in protecting the wilderness of Antarctica

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
Since 1998, the wilderness values of Antarctica have been among those given legal recognition under the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. Despite the legal obligation, on-the-ground implementation has attracted little interest.

Understanding the transformative aspects of the Wilderness and Protected Lands experience upon human health

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
Wilderness and Protected Landscapes (WPLs) have long been considered special areas for a variety of reasons including baseline data, impact analyses, protected zones, and other tangible and intangible values. Another salient, and some would argue, a more important value offered through WPLs is that of human transformation.

Human relationships to fire prone ecosystems: Mapping values at risk on contested landscapes

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
A key problem in developing a better understanding of different responses to landscape level management actions, such as fuel treatments, is being able to confidently record and accurately spatially delineate the meanings stakeholders ascribe to the landscape.

Threats and changes affecting human relationships with wilderness: Implications for management

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
For wilderness managers, the ability to recognize threats and changing conditions is vital. While these threats are typically associated with resource and social conditions, they can also be investigated relative to wilderness relationships. This paper explores how threats and changes may be affecting human relationships with wilderness and the possible implications for management.

Wilderness - between the promise of hell and paradise: A cultural-historical exploration of a Dutch National Park

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
‘Wilderness' is often seen as an ideal state in contemporary debates on ecological restoration. This paper asks what is left of ‘wilderness' in present-day Western Europe and explores this question by drawing on a case study of the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands.

Public perception of the Antarctic Wilderness: Surveys from an educated, environmentally knowledgeable European community

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
In 2007 and 2008, students from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) collected 269 responses on a questionnaire about Antarctica and its management. Respondents in the Netherlands clearly supported protecting Antarctica as a wilderness, and acknowledged Antarctica's importance as part of the global climate system and as a science laboratory for the benefit of mankind.

String of turquoise: The future of Sacred Mountain Peaks in the southwest U.S.

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
The Southwest is the birthplace of wilderness policy in the United States, yet the unique ecological environments of its peaks, cordilleras, and ranges that dot the high desert remain only partially protected.

Shared wilderness, shared responsibility, shared vision: Protecting migratory wildlife

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
Wilderness plays a vital role in global and landscape-level conservation of wildlife. Millions of migratory birds and mammals rely on wilderness lands and waters during critical parts of their life. As large, ecologically intact landscapes, wilderness areas also play a vital role in addressing global climate change by increasing carbon sequestration, reducing fragmentation, and providing dispersal corridors.

"Europe's wild heart" - new transboundary wilderness in the middle of the Old Continent

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
The new born wilderness area "Europe's Wild Heart" is located on the border of two Central European states and is shared by two national parks - Bavarian Forest National Park and Sumava National Park. The Bavarian Forest NP with an area of more than 24,000 ha and the Sumava NP with more than 68,000 ha create the largest island of protected nature in the cultural landscape of Central Europe.

The climate adaptation programs and activities of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Publications Posted on: September 16, 2011
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is an innovative transboundary effort to protect biodiversity and facilitate climate adaptation by linking large protected core areas through compatible land uses on matrix lands.

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