Wilderness Preservation

Archive Report

Campaign to Preserve Wild Areas

No part of earth is totally untouched by man. In this century, air pollution, nuclear fallout and sonic booms have penetrated to the most remote corners of the globe. It can be argued that every ecosystem on earth has been altered by human activity, and that there is no true wilderness left anywhere. However, there are clearly places on the planet which are for the most part still primeval, where the forces of nature are dominant, where humans are visitors who do not remain.

The world's surviving wilderness areas, disappearing at a rapid rate, are now the focus of an international struggle. Civilization, with its growing population and rising material demands, is moving relentlessly to develop the earth's remaining natural areas ...

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