Volume 26, Number 1
Elephant in jungle, India. Photo by: Thangaraj Kumaravel / Unsplash
In this issue
In this issue of IJW, we explore the influence of trails on wilderness perceptions. Tarun Chhabra examines the Toda people as stewards of wilderness and biodiversity. Dani Dagan, Ryan Sharp, Matthew Brownlee, and Emily Wilkins investigate the uses of social media data in remote wilderness settings. And Kathryn Sutcliffe discusses the implications of Instagram representations for wilderness management.
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Of Global Concern: Reliance upon Resilience
There is no argument that the Australia bushfires are of global concern, but what may be of more concern is the lack of a greater resonance across the globe. If nature can no longer react and response to threats, then nature must rely upon us.
Wilderness Trails: Influences of Perceptions
Wilderness areas may not be perfect, and there may be some rules, but without a doubt they benefit society, and it is imperative that society can access those benefits. Trails are a perfect guide leading people to those benefits.
The Toda People: Stewards of Wilderness and Biodiversity
At a period when humankind appears to be so disconnected with nature that they assume their species can survive without respecting other forms of life, it might be pertinent to see how a traditional Toda mind is trained to interact with nature.
Social Media Data in Remote and Low-Use Backcountry Areas: Applications and Limitations
This article evaluates data from user-generated content related to two national parks in Alaska. One season of Twitter and Flickr posts was collected, coded for content, and mapped if geographic data was available.
Monitoring Outdoor Recreation Use: The Umatilla National Forest, Wenaha Wild and Scenic River Corridor
This case study sought to determine if current Weneha Wild and Scenic River Corridor recreation use is appropriate and compatible with the numerous applicable legislation and regulations.
Representations of the Pacific Crest Trail on Instagram: Implications of Social Media for Wilderness Management
Even if wilderness managers choose not to investigate Instagram or other social media platforms to inform active management decisions, they should be observing this space to understand how users are portraying wilderness experiences.
Natural and Scenic River Protection for Western China
China’s rivers are under intensive demand to meet multiple uses ranging from water resources development to flood control to shipping to pollution prevention.
Our Wild Calling: How connecting with animals can transform our lives-and save theirs. By Richard Louv
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