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The Role of Views of Nature in Dutch Nature Conservation: The Case of the Creation of a Drift Sand Area in the Hoge Veluwe National Park

Esther Turnhout, Matthijs Hisschemöller and Herman Eijsackers

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

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles:

De-Domestication: Ethics at the Intersection of Landscape Restoration and Animal Welfare. Christian Gamborg, Bart Gremmen, Stine B. Christiansen and Peter Sandøe

Traumatic Natures of the Swamp: Concepts of Nature in the Romanian Danube Delta. Kristof van Assche, Sandra Bell and Petruta Tempau

Naturalness or Biodiversity: Negotiating the Dilemma of Intervention in Swedish Protected Area Management. Anders Steinwall

Pushing the Radical Nature Development Policy Concept in the Netherlands: An Agency Perspective. Simon Verduijn, Huub Ploegmakers, Sander Meijerink and Pieter Leroy


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