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Managing bushwalker impacts in the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area, Australia

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Bennett, Mark, Kriwoken, L and Fallon, L 2003 , 'Managing bushwalker impacts in the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area, Australia' , International Journal of Wilderness, vol. 9, No. 1 , pp. 14-18 .

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Abstract

As recreational use of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in Australia increases, associated
environmental impacts must be controlled. Tasmanian bushwalkers were surveyed to obtain their opinions and
attitudes toward potential tools to manage impact problems and an overnight permit system. There was support for
nine of the 11 potential tools, with most support for priority erosion control, track stabilization, and rerouting. Respondents did not support the introduction of an overnight walker permit system for the entire Tasmanian
Wilderness World Heritage Area, but did support a permit system if it was targeted at impacted areas.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bennett, Mark and Kriwoken, L and Fallon, L
Keywords: Tasmania, wilderness, environmental impact, bushwalking, bushwalker, WHA, World Heritage Areas, Australia, permit system
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Wilderness
ISSN: 1086-5519
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