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    Author(s): Sonja Krüger
    Date: 2007
    Source: In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 326-330
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The location of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park wilderness areas along an international border and within a World Heritage Site and Transfrontier Conservation Area, provides unique opportunities and challenges for the stewardship of these areas. Although the wilderness areas were proclaimed more than 30 years ago, wilderness-specific planning, management and monitoring is a recent focus that is challenging managers and scientists to develop alternative management methods for the wilderness areas. Although the wilderness areas are buffered by the Park and transfrontier area, managers are faced with the present challenge of defending the wilderness philosophy and preserving wilderness qualities in an ever-changing environment dominated by social and political forces. An integrated planning and management approach is essential to ensure that the wilderness concept and the values and benefits of the wilderness resource are applicable to the majority of the population.

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    Krüger, Sonja. 2007. Wilderness stewardship challenges in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 326-330

    Keywords

    wilderness, biodiversity, protected areas, economics, subsistence, tourism, traditional knowledge, community involvement, policy, stewardship, education, spiritual values

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