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={J. Allan and Cyril F. Kormos and T. J{\"a}ger and O. Venter and B. Bertzky and Yichuan Shi and Brendan Mackey and Remco van Merm and E. Osipova and J. Watson},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  • J. Allan, Cyril F. Kormos, +7 authors J. Watson
  • Published 2018
  • Geography, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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