Stopping hunting, logging and grazing won’t save national parks

Article from The Conversation, 13 June 2013

Countries create national parks to protect areas of biological, physical, cultural and spiritual significance. In Australia, we generally prefer national parks to be free from activities such as hunting, fishing and logging. But in other countries, these kind of “consumptive” activities give people a stronger attachment to parks, and an investment in protecting them.

Over recent months, hunting, fishing and logging have all gained a toehold in some state-run national parks. Many have called for such activities to be outlawed, and they had the support of ex-Federal environment minister, Tony Burke. But many people believe they could have their place.

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