Wildland

Wildland

[wahyld-land]
Wildlands 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 and fauna that may be difficult to recreate in zoos, arboretums or laboratories.

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.

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