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The economics and politics of wilderness conservation in Australia

Herath, Gamini 2002, The economics and politics of wilderness conservation in Australia, Society & natural resources, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 147-159, doi: 10.1080/089419202753403328.

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Title The economics and politics of wilderness conservation in Australia
Author(s) Herath, Gamini
Journal name Society & natural resources
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 147
End page 159
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2002-02
ISSN 0894-1920
1521-0723
Keyword(s) biodiversity
economics
ecosystems
interest groups
legislation
national parks
politics
public choice
wilderness conservation
Summary Wilderness conservation has a checkered history in Australian politics. Initially, wilderness was protected in national parks, and specific areas or legislation did not exist. In the 1960s, wilderness conservation became an important issue in Australian politics. Pressure from environmental groups and the general public created several conflicts. Several successes were scored by the joint efforts of interest groups, the public, charismatic individuals, the media, and support of governments and politicians. A number of areas were declared wilderness areas and several states now have wilderness protected through legislation. The 1990s have not been as good as the previous decades for wilderness. Large forest areas are still being cleared and bias toward consumptive use of forest by governments is emerging. Clearly, wilderness protection in Australia is intensely political. It is important that interest groups maintain pressure to protect future wilderness. Efforts to obtain national legislation for wilderness and to couch wilderness in terms of other aspects such as biodiversity and ecosystems values may prove necessary.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/089419202753403328
Field of Research 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004426

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