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Type: Journal article
Title: Conservation and access to land for mining in protected areas: the conflict over mining in South Australia's Arkaroola wilderness sanctuary
Author: Wawryk, A.
Citation: Journal of Environmental Law, 2014; 26(2):291-317
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0952-8873
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Alexandra Wawryk
Abstract: This article discusses the continuing legal complexities and challenges that exist in balancing the interests of mining and conservation in protected areas, through an exploration and critical analysis of the law relating to mining and protected areas in South Australia, and a case study of the recent controversy over mining in the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. The analysis of the legal regime demonstrates a hierarchy in procedural protection, with areas of public land with very high conservation values at the top of the hierarchy, and private land generally at the bottom. The resolution of the conflict over mining in Arkaroola, and reforms subsequently proposed to South Australia’s system of protected areas, suggest new ways to better protect conservation from mining on private land.
Keywords: mining; conservation; protected areas; private land
Rights: © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email:
DOI: 10.1093/jel/equ008
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