Location
Margaret River, Western Australia
Date
1–3 December 2020

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Tom Allen

Campaign Manager, The Wilderness Society Tasmania

Tom Allen

Biography

Wilderness, tourism development and sustainability: wilderness attitudes and place ethics, Saarinen Cultural Clash: Interpreting Established Use and New Tourism Activities in Protected Natural Areas, Kerry Wray Preserving Wilderness at an Emerging Tourist Destination, AD Saporsdottir Wilderness tourism, Stone et al Tourism into the wild: the limits of tourism in wilderness, Saarinen Tourism and National Parks: Wilderness and Culture, Stephen Boyd Doing the Franklin: Wilderness Tourism and the Construction of Nature Andrew Brookes Green light for Tasmanian wilderness tourism development defied expert advice, Gogarty, Fitzgerald & McCormack

Abstract

Wild about Tasmanian Wilderness: How the Tasmanian Community is Helping the Tourism Industry by Protecting Wilderness against Tourism Development

Tasmania’s wilderness is the preeminent driver of the state’s tourism industry yet the same tourism industry that benefits from protected areas is pushing the private commercial develop of these same protected areas. The vast majority of Tasmanians oppose the development of protected wilderness, including the Aboriginal community. By keeping wilderness protected, they are ultimately acting in everyone’s interests, not least those of the tourism industry itself.