Rigmar05Hear Dr Duan Biggs as a panel member discussing the complexities of having Tourism in National Parks on the ABC RN Blue print for living radio program.

In some jurisdictions in Australia and around the world private enterprise has stepped in to build private lodges and other forms of accommodation in National Parks and wilderness areas.

However the idea of built facilities in National Parks is a contentious one in and continually divides opinion. What role can and should tourism play in providing income and where should you draw the line when it comes to what kind of tourism should be allowed?

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