In this issue of the Journal, Patricio Robles Gil contributes an international perspective on the first wilderness designation in Latin America, El Carmen wilderness. George Schaller presents a proposal for a Pamir International Peace Park, principally in Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In the book reviews, John Shultis looks at “Transboundary Conservation: A New Vision for Protected Areas,” by Russell Mittermeier, Cyril Kormos, Cristina Mittermeier, et al. Other topics include:

  • Caves as Wilderness
  • Wilderness and Persons with Disabilities
  • Writers and wilderness
  • Wilderness in Mexico, China and Pakistan

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Different Voices in Wilderness Advocacy and Management BY CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS A Perspective on Wilderness, the Forest Service, and Taking the Long View BY REBECCA ORESKES

STEWARDSHIP

Defining the Concept of Cave Wilderness and Its Designation Values B PATRICIA E. SEISER and MICHAEL A. SCHUETT

Managing Caves as Wilderness at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California BY JOEL DESPAIN

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Revisiting Wildernses Science Priorities BY DAVID J. PARSONS

Wilderness and Persons with Disabilities: Transferring the Benefits to Everyday Life BY LEO McAVOY, TOM HOLMAN, MARNI GOLDENBERG, and DAVID KLENOSKY

EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

Writers and Wilderness: How to Recapture the Momentum in Saving Wilderness BY ROBERT C. BARON

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

El Carmen: The First Wilderness Designation in Latin America BY PATRICIO ROBLES GIL

A Proposal for a Pamir International Peace Park BY GEORGE B. SCHALLER

The Global Wilderness Seminar for Government Agencies: A Meeting at the Crossroads of Wildlands Stewardship BY NANCY ROEPER, PETER LANDRES, and DON FISHER

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
Transboundary Conservation: A New Vision for Protected Areas BY RUSSELL MITTERMEIER, CYRIL KORMOS, CRISTINA MITTERMEIER, PATRICIO ROBLES GIL, TREVOR SANDWITH, and CHARLES BESANCON, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

Recommendations and Guidelines for Managing Caves on Protected Lands EDITED BY W.K. JONES ET AL., REVIEWED BY PATRICIA E. SEISER

The Multiple Values of Wilderness BY H. KEN CORDELL, JOHN C. BERGSTROM AND J.M. BOWKER, REVIEWED BY CHAD P. DAWSON