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Kiernan, K (1991) Landform Conservation and Protection. 5th Regional Seminar on National Parks and Wildlife Management, Tasmania 1991. pp. 112-129.

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Abstract

The diversity that exists among landforms is a valid and necessary target for nature conservation programs but is seldom taken into account in program formuLation. Landforms and communities of landforms provide opportunities for researc, education, recreation, aesthetic appreciation, economic gain and spiritual fulftlment. Landforms can be degraded or destroyed by a number of processes and a definite need exists for appropriate management regimes to be put in place. Appropriate landform· classifications, inventories and mechanisms for assessing the significance and function of sites are essential. Protection in reserves needs to be complemented by planning controls on other land tenures. Some of the legislative framework already exists and advances have recently been made in securing government acceptance of landform conservation through active intervention by geomorphologists in political processes. A genuine commitment by geomorphologists and land managers is essential if these advances are to be capitalised upon and adequate management programs developed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: 5th Regional Seminar on National Parks and Wildlife Management, Tasmania 1991
Page Range: pp. 112-129
Additional Information: Resource Document for the above seminar, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Heritage Department 7-27 October 1991
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 02:38
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 02:38
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10150
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