A new wilderness for Central Europe? — The potential for large strictly protected forest reserves in Germany

  title={A new wilderness for Central Europe? — The potential for large strictly protected forest reserves in Germany},
  author={Sebastian Brackhane and Nicolas Schoof and Albert Reif and Christine B. Schmitt},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
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