An overview of interpretation in national park agencies in Australia

Jenny Bolwell

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Legislation, reservation and land management have important roles to play in a conservation program, but positive attitudes towards these, from the public are essential for their success. Protected natural areas such as national parks, provide an essential resource in the attempt to communicate the need for conservation.

Interpretation is a vitally important strategy for nature conservation. Interpretation is the process of stimulating and encouraging appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage and of communicating conservation ideals and practices. The goal of park interpretation is an informed and conservation-conscious society.

The study presents an overview of interpretation in national park agencies in Australia. Key interpretive personnel in these agencies revealed the status and directions of interpretation in the 1990s.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster of Applied Science
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
  • De Lacy, Terry, Principal Supervisor, External person
  • Saunders, Rob , Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date30 Apr 1996
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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