Environmental Values 13(2004): 187-198. doi: 10.3197/0963271041159868
Nature conservation requires choices about what sort of nature should be protected in what areas and includes value judgments on what nature is and/or should be. This paper studies the role of differing views of nature in nature conservation. A case study on the creation of a drift sand area in the Netherlands illustrates how nature conservation disputes can be understood as a conflict in views of nature.
KEYWORDS: Nature conservation, views of nature, wilderness, pastoral idyll, drift sand, Hoge Veluwe
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