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Indigenous peoples' interest in wildlife-based enterprises in the Northern Territory, Australia

Zander, Kerstin, Austin, Beau and Garnett, Stephen (2014). Indigenous peoples' interest in wildlife-based enterprises in the Northern Territory, Australia. Human Ecology (New York): an interdisciplinary journal,42(1):115-126.

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Title Indigenous peoples' interest in wildlife-based enterprises in the Northern Territory, Australia
Author Zander, Kerstin
Austin, Beau
Garnett, Stephen
Journal Name Human Ecology (New York): an interdisciplinary journal
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 42
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0300-7839   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84895069683
Start Page 115
End Page 126
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Despite high levels of poverty in Indigenous Australian communities, workforce participation is low for the few jobs available. Our research showed that, in contrast, there was a high level of interest in involvement in wildlife-based industries. Young men were particularly interested in animal-based industries whereas involvement in plant-based industries was more likely among middle-aged people of both sexes. People who had employment as land and sea managers (‘rangers’) were more likely than others to express interest in enterprise involvement. Importantly the level and type of interest differed between communities, reflecting differences in history and culture. The results, which are the first documentation of a quantitative analysis of Australian Indigenous peoples’ interest in wildlife-based enterprises, suggest that this is considered far more desirable than involvement in other types of work that might be available. It also suggests that any programmes facilitating such enterprises need to be tailored to the community for which they are being designed.
Keywords Arnhem Land
Commercial use of wildlife
Indigenous entrepreneurship
Logit model
Traditional knowledge
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-013-9627-3   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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