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Kiernan, K 1989 , 'Issues in Cave and Karst Management' , Australian Parks & Recreation, vol. 25, no. 4 , pp. 28-32 .

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Limestone caves occur in most parts of the world,
and have been used for a multitude of purposes.
Recreation and scientific enquiry are prominent
among those uses. Government recognition of the
importance of Australia's caves dates from as early as
1865 and 1866 when the Wombeyan and Jenolan cave
areas were reserved well prior to the declaration of the
world's first national park. This article briefly reviews
the nature and extent of limestone cave areas in Australia,
considers values and conflicts in cave and karst
management, the impact of above ground activities on
underlying caves, and the management of recreational
use of caves.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kiernan, K
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Parks & Recreation
ISSN: 0311-8223
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