Gaps and opportunities for the World Heritage Convention to contribute to global wilderness conservation

  title={Gaps and opportunities for the World Heritage Convention to contribute to global wilderness conservation},
  author={James R. Allan and Cyril F. Kormos and Tilman Jaeger and Oscar Venter and Bastian Bertzky and Yichuan Shi and Brendan Mackey and Remco van Merm and Elena Osipova and James E. M. Watson},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Wilderness areas are ecologically intact landscapes predominantly free of human uses, especially industrial‐scale activities that result in substantial biophysical disturbance. This definition does not exclude land and resource use by local communities who depend on such areas for subsistence and bio‐cultural connections. Wilderness areas are important for biodiversity conservation and sustain key ecological processes and ecosystem services that underpin planetary life‐support systems. Despite… 

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