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Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management



Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management,


Garnett, Stephen T, Luckert, Martin (Marty) K, Campbell, Bruce M, Gorman, Julian T,


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This book assesses the case for investing in Indigenous natural resource management (NRM) in tropical Australia. Indigenous people provide a number of public goods in relation to environmental management for which they are not remunerated. Their presence on country should be viewed as a national asset. The health of Australia's Indigenous people remains unacceptable. Individual and collective engagement with ancestrally significant land and sea improves health outcomes, while also supporting individual autonomy and social cohesion through cultural practices. This book brings together a broad suite of authors with an understanding of Indigenous NRM and the economics thereof. Indigenous NRM emerges as a 'keystone policy area' that could allow integration of many policy fields commonly considered in isolation. The editors of this book all have wide experience in the fields covered by this book. Professor Marty Luckert from the University of Alberta has been offering insights into the economics of environmental management around the world for decades, Professor Bruce Campbell from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has an international reputation for his work on livelihoods among the rural poor, Julian Gorman (CDU) has played a key role in fostering wildlife-based industries among Indigenous people in the monsoonal tropics of the Northern Territory and Professor Stephen Garnett (CDU) has broad experience in management of tropical environments, particularly northern Australia.,


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Table of contents

Introduction / M. K. Luckert, B. M. Campbell and J. T. Gorman -- Background: issues and the policy environment / B. Sithole, P. J. Whitehead and S. Kerins -- A general case for natural resource management: market failures and government policy / M. K. Luckert, P. J. Whitehead -- Approaches to understanding the costs and benefits of Indigenous natural resources management / M. K. Luckert and B. M. Campbell -- A case for Indigenous fire management / J. T. Gorman et al -- A case for Indigenous feral pest management / C. J. A. Bradshaw and J. T. Gorman -- A case for Indigenous threatened species management / S. T. Garnett and J. C. Z. Woinarski -- A case for Indigenous weed management / I. Cowie -- A case for Indigenous water management / S. Jackson and M. M. Douglas -- A case for Indigenous coastal management / J. Morrison and P. Josif -- A case for Indigenous participation in biosecurity management / J. Marley -- A case for Indigenous NRM and cultural tourism / D. Carson -- A case for Indigenous employment in NRM / R. Gerritsen -- Knowledge management and natural resource management / M. Christie -- A case for Indigenous natural resource management and health / F. H. Johnston, P. Burgess and D.J.M.S. Bowman -- Summary and conclusions: problems and promise in supporting Indigenous natural resource management / S. K. Garnett...et al.,




0502 - Environmental Science and Management, Indigenous, Environment & NRM, Northern Australia, Law & Business,

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Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press),

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xi, 107 pages : map ; 25 cm,

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9780980384642, 980384648,



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Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press),



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