Trails on trial: which human uses are OK for protected areas?

Laurance, Bill, and Salt, David (2018) Trails on trial: which human uses are OK for protected areas? The Conversation, 31 October 2018.

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There's no question about it: parks and protected areas are the absolute cornerstone of our efforts to protect nature. In the long term, we can't save wildlife and ecosystems without them. But people want to use parks too, and in rapidly growing numbers. Around the world, parks are destinations for recreational activities like hiking, bird-watching and camping, as well as noisier affairs such as mountain-biking, snowmobiling and four-wheel-driving. Where do we draw the line?

Item ID: 56049
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Biodiversity, ecotourism, environmental planning, parks, protected areas, recreation
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 01:12
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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