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Environment

Living Planet: The myth of wilderness

According to many environmental historians, 'wilderness' is a problematic term that often erases native peoples' histories. In the United States, the concept of wilderness often ignores the removal of Native Americans from their lands to create National Parks. Author and environmental historian Mark David Spence spoke with DW about this history and how we can reframe our image of these landscapes.