About the International Journal of Wilderness

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The premier tool for wilderness experts


The International Journal of Wilderness (IJW) is the tool of choice for wilderness professionals, managers, and advocates, produced through a unique collaboration between the WILD Foundation and its many partners and sponsors. The IJW links wilderness professionals, scientists, educators, environmentalists, and interested citizens worldwide with a forum for investigating and discussing:

  • wilderness ideas and issues
  • inspirational ideas and international perspectives
  • wilderness and conservation planning and management strategies
  • education and communication techniques
  • practical research of management approaches for wilderness stewardship

Each issue contains peer-reviewed research articles and feature presentations from numerous countries, as well as book reviews and additional online content. It presents the latest in wilderness research and practice, while also examining issues related to the sustainability of wildlands internationally, community involvement in protected areas, and policy issues.

Each yearly volume has three issues. The Journal was initiated in 1995 by The University of Idaho – Wilderness Research Center, the WILD Foundation and Fulcrum Publishing. This site provides free, download-able past volumes (1995 through last year’s volume) where you can access full copies of every past issue in an easy to read online format and available for download (PDF)

The current volume is available for subscribers. To receive an individual subscription for the current volume, please visit our subscription page. To inquire about or receive an institutional subscription, please contact adam@wild.org.

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As the heart of the global wilderness community for over 40 years, the WILD Foundation protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities, working across cultures and boundaries by collaborating with local peoples, organizations, the private sector, and governments to create dynamic practical projects and communications initiatives.