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To what extent can mine rehabilitation restore recreational use of forest land? Learning from 50 years of practice in southwest Australia

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Autor(es):
Sales Rosa, Josianne Claudia [1] ; Geneletti, Davide [2, 3] ; Morrison-Saunders, Angus [4, 3, 5] ; Sanchez, Luis Enrique [1] ; Hughes, Michael [3]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Politecn, Dept Min & Petr Engn, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Trento, Dept Civil Environm & Mech Engn, Trento - Italy
[3] Murdoch Univ, Environm & Conservat Sci, Perth, WA - Australia
[4] North West Univ, Res Unit Environm Sci & Management, Potchefstroom - South Africa
[5] Edith Cowan Univ, Ctr Ecosyst Management, Sch Sci, Perth, WA - Australia
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: LAND USE POLICY; v. 90, JAN 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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When mining affects natural or semi-natural ecosystems such as forests, rehabilitation often aims at restoring biodiversity. However, to what extent does rehabilitation also restore cultural ecosystem services? This paper investigates the perception of two groups of recreationists that use rehabilitated bauxite mine areas in southwest Australia, bushwalkers and mountain bikers. The area has been continuously mined and progressively rehabilitated for over 50 years. Research was developed through: (i) mapping the distribution of recreation trails, mined areas and rehabilitated areas; (ii) conducting in-depth interviews with recreationists regarding perceptions and usage of forest areas and; (iii) an online survey to gauge forest characteristic preferences for recreational use. The data was subjected to statistical and qualitative analysis. Results showed that bushwalkers usually avoid mined areas while mountain bikers do not and that the recreationists' perception of rehabilitated areas is largely shaped by the absence of large and old trees and natural landforms. We found that meeting regulatory requirements for rehabilitation, as measured by ecological indicators, does not automatically correlate with acceptable social outcomes. Conclusions highlight the value of reframing mine rehabilitation practices to accommodate cultural services in post-mining land use planning considerations alongside the well-established ecological goals so as to explicitly demonstrate the social benefits of rehabilitation. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/23021-1 - Aprimoramento e teste do ESAR em uma mina de bauxita no contexto australiano
Beneficiário:Josianne Cláudia Sales Rosa
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 17/10557-3 - Uma abordagem baseada em serviços ecossistêmicos para planejar e avaliar a reabilitação de áreas degradadas em mineração
Beneficiário:Luis Enrique Sánchez
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Pesquisa
Processo FAPESP: 14/22927-1 - Avaliação dos resultados de programas de recuperação de áreas degradadas na mineração por meio de serviços ecossistêmicos
Beneficiário:Josianne Cláudia Sales Rosa
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado