August, 2009

This issue of the IJW explores some interesting topics including climate change and biodiversity. The Nature of Climate Change (Locke and Mackey) explores issues related to climate change. Key Biodiversity Areas in Wilderness (Upgren, Bernard, Clay, de Silva, Foster, James, Kasecker, Knox, Rial, Roxburgh, Storey and Williams) discusses the importance of identifying biodiversity areas. Other topics include:

• The Hidden Wildness of Mexico

• A Profile of Conservation International

• Displacement in Wilderness Environments

• WILD9 and Wilderness Science

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Wilderness in a Word…or Two…or More BY VANCE G. MARTIN

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS The Hidden Wildness of Mexico BY JAIME ROJO

STEWARDSHIP

The Nature of Climate Change, Reunite International Climate Change Mitigation Efforts with Biodiversity Conservation and Wilderness Protection BY HARVEY LOCKE and BRENDAN MACKEY

Key Biodiversity Areas in Wilderness BY AMY UPGREN, CURTIS BERNARD, ROB P. CLAY, NAAMAL DE SILVA, MATTHEW N. FOSTER, ROGER JAMES, THAIS KASECKER, DAVID KNOX, ANABEL RIAL, LIZANNE ROXBURGH, RANDAL J. L. STOREY, and KRISTEN J. WILLIAMS

Alien and Invasive Species in Riparian Plant Communities of the Allegheny River Islands Wilderness, Pennsylvania BY CHARLES E. WILLIAMS

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Displacement in Wilderness Environments, A Comparative Analysis BY JOHN G. PEDEN and RUDY M. SCHUSTER

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE WILD9 and Wilderness Science BY GEORGE (SAM) FOSTER

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

A Profile of Conservation International BY RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER, CLAUDE GASCON, and THOMAS BROOKS

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Mountain Ungulates of the Trans-Himalayan Region of Ladakh, India BY TSEWANG NAMGAIL

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcments

Book Reviews
Roadless Rules: The Struggle for the Last Wild Forests BY TOM TURNER
Yellowstone Wolves: A Chronicle of the Animal, the People, and the Politices BY CAT URBIGKIT


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