Offering a scholarly perspective on the definition of wilderness, this publication appraises the effectiveness of existing definitions and recommends a definition that focuses on experiential as well as ecological values.
The Tasmanian Government's policy of 'unlocking our national parks' with minimal opportunity for public scrutiny of proposed developments is a a major threat to the integrity of our parks and reserves.
Tasmania is one on the most highly regarded bushwalking areas in Australia and there is a long history of attempts to achieve the sustainable management of walking tracks and their use by walkers.
This was the largest single development ever constructed within a national park in Tasmania. The style of development, planning process, environmental impact and the scale of construction all left much to be desired.
Conservation reserves total some 42% of the state's land area but many are not secure from various threats, and there are a wide range of other management and development issues of concern.
Avid bushwalker and ultra-marathon trail runner Jen Brown fears over-commercialisation of the World Heritage Area would have dire consequences for our parks and tourism.