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Adventure racing events in Australia: context, assessment and implications for protected area management

Newsome, D., Lacroix, C. and Pickering, C. (2011) Adventure racing events in Australia: context, assessment and implications for protected area management. Australian Geographer, 42 (4). pp. 403-418.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2012.619955
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Abstract

This paper investigates the adventure racing phenomenon in Australia, highlighting the nature and extent of adventure racing, its potential environmental and socio-cultural impacts, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for protected area management. We argue that there is cause for concern about the impacts of adventure racing, in particular in a context where activities of this kind are likely to continue and increase in popularity, and where there is a lack of key information about impacts and management. In this context, there is a need for rigorous and informed discussion about adventure racing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7811
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