Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

6th NWC - Papers

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The key question this conference sought to answer was how tourism should relate to wilderness and national parks? Presenters included researchers, tourism industry representatives, conservationists and park managers from every side of this important debate.

Conference Overview 
by Ian Brown, Conference Program Director

Key note address:
New Zealand’s national park and wilderness area system:
its evolution, protection and threats

Dr Les Molloy, NZ reserve management consultant

Commercial Tourism in Protected Areas yes or no?
Dr Terry DeLacy,
Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University

The role of wilderness in nature conservation
Prof Brendan Mackey, Director,
Griffith University, Climate Change Response Program

Nature conservation and tourism development in our national parks
by Peter Prineas

Castley, J.G., International Centre for Ecotourism Research
Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast campus, QLD, 4222

Tourism in National Parks - the Australian scene
Peter Cochrane
Director, Parks Australia

The Commodification of Nature
Dr Haydn Washington
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW

Managing tourism in protected areas: Conducting desktop assessments of tourism activity and
infrastructure impacts using horse riding as an example

Associate Professor Catherine Pickering,
School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast.

Travel Shouldn’t Cost the Earth - Managing tourism in protected areas - industry certification
Kym Cheatham,
Chief Executive Officer, Ecotourism Australia Limited

The NSW Government view - a new approach to engaging and attracting park visitors
Bob Conroy, A/Head of National Parks and Wildlife

The industry Perspective - 21 years of Ecotourism in Australia
Kym Cheatham, Chief Executive Officer
Ecotourism Australia Limited

Summary of Workshop findings - the future of tourism in protected areas
compiled by Ian Brown using notes from each workshop

Field Report - the north
Glen Klatovsky, The Wilderness Society

Countering the attack on NSW wilderness and protected areas
Keith Muir, Director, the Colong Foundation for Wilderness Ltd

Key Challenges for Protected Area Management in Tasmania
Nick Sawyer, Tasmanian National Parks Association

Field Report - the west
Glen Klatovsky, The Wilderness Society

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