In this issue of the Journal, Cristina Mittermeier provides a call to action and mission for all conservation photographers. In her stewardship article, she announces the first ever Conservation Photography symposium, which convened at the 8th World Wilderness Congress in Anchorage, Alaska, 2005 and lead to the formation of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Gregory Brown and Lilian Alessa contribute an article on wilderness values in Alaska, based on GIS-based study methods. Other topics include:

  • Defining wilderness in Italy
  • A look at the US Wilderness Act
  • Wilderness Education as stewardship tool
  • Wilderness in Tanzania, Russia, and Guianas

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Can We Let Wilderness Just Be Wilderness? BY CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS A Wilderness Challenge BY MICHAEL FROME

STEWARDSHIP

Conservation Photography: Art, Ethics, and Action BY CRISTINA MITTERMEIER

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

A GIS-based Inductive Study of Wilderness Values BY GREGORY BROWN and LILIAN ALESSA

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE The Fire Effects Planning Framework BY ANNE BLACK

EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

Wilderness Education: The Ultimate Commitment to Quality Wilderness Stewardship BY GREG HANSEN and TOM CARLSON

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Conservation Planning in the Tropics: Lesson Learned from the Guianan Ecoregion Complex BY G. JAN SCHIPPER

The Ruaha National Park, Tanzania BY SUE STOLBERGER

Wilderness Is More Than “Nature” BY FRANCO ZUNINO

Plant Community Monitoring in Vodlozhersky National Park, Karelia, Russia BY RALPH DUNMORE

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
The Enduring Wilderness: Protecting Our Natural Heritage through the Wilderness Act BY DOUG SCOTT, REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS, IJW BOOK EDITOR

Wildland Recreation Policy: An Introduction, 2nd ed. BY J. DOUGLAS WELLMAN AND DENNIS B. PROPST, REVIEW BY CHAD DAWSON

Wildlife Tourism: Impacts, Management and Planning EDITED BY KAREN HIGGINBOTTOM, REVIEW BY SARAH ELMELIGI