are areas of land
where plants and animals exist free of human interference. Ecologists
assert that wildlands promote biodiversity
, that they preserve historic genetic
traits and that they provide habitat for wild flora
that may be difficult to recreate in zoos
Wildlands can be found in officially designated wilderness areas of the United States, as well as in preserves, estates, farms, conservation preserves, ranches, National Forests, National Parks and even in urban areas along rivers, gulches or otherwise undeveloped areas.
Wildlands are known as Native bush or "the bush" in Australasia.