In this issue of the IJW, Mark Bennet, Lorne Kriwoken and Liza Fallon discuss how to manage the impacts of bushwalkers in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, including management tools such as re-routing, erosion control and permit systems. Les Joslin uses examples from the Three Sisters Wilderness in discussion the best ways to inform and education wilderness visitors. He notes that “wilderness visitors at trailheads will read and heed a little information if it’s presented properly, but will ignore poorly presented and excessive information.”
Drummond Densham contributes and international perspective for this issue of the journal, honoring Bill Bainbridge of South Africa for his receipt of an honory doctorate of law from the University of Natal for his distinguished work supporting and promoting wilderness conservation. The formation of The Wilderness Task of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The task for is co-chaired by Vance Martin, WILD’s President, and Khulani Mkhize, CEO of KwaZulu Natal Widlife.
Sandra Slater-Jones contributes an article to this issue of the journal on the relationship between transfrontier park managers, policy makers and resident indigenous populations. She emphasizes the importance of cooperation between countries and protected area managers in transboundary parks, and a greater awareness of local, human issues. Linda Moffat writes a very interesting article on adventure racing in the wild, a use of wildlands that is under much scrutiny. She provides perspectives from adventure racers to create a balanced story of the impacts and benefits of adventure racing on protected areas.