The Ranger uranium mine, which has operated since 1980, is surrounded by the dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. This report reviews the 2020 Ranger Mine Closure Plan and finds the objective that a rehabilitated site be incorporated into Kakadu National Park is being...
The purpose of the Joint Management Plan is to set the strategic direction for the joint management of Barmah National Park and to enable the knowledge and culture of the Yorta Yorta Nation to influence and be recognised in that management.
Assessing the amenity value of forest ecosystem services: perspectives from the use of sustainable green spaces
Due to the fragility of forest ecosystems, developing forest recreational resources must consider sustainable ecological, economic, and social development, and reduce impacts from recreational activities. Diverse forests with different biodiversity could promote forest ecosystem services and resistance to the pressure of tourism development. Under such...
The recommendations in this final report reflect the challenge of balancing the many and sometimes competing demands on the Central West forests, in the context of pressures of climate change and Victoria’s growing population.
Assessment of the economic value of recreation and tourism in Western Australia's national parks, marine parks and forests
This report provided the first assessment of the value of national parks, marine parks and forests for tourism and recreation in Western Australia.
This paper examines local engagement in management of both the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It outlines the results of a baseline survey about attitudes, perception, activities and knowledge of the natural environment of people living in western side of the Fitzgerald biosphere...
New Zealand’s national parks are major attractions for tourism and recreation, while hosting other commercial activities considered compatible with that primary role, like grazing, commercial filming and renewable electricity production. Commercial activities can only be carried out according to the terms of legal documents referred...
Feeling stressed and unhealthy? There's growing evidence that taking a walk in a park might be better than popping a pill. New research to be released at the World Parks Congress in Sydney tonight highlights the health benefits of outdoor exercise in green spaces. The...