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Ecosystems and indigenous well-being: An integrated framework

Sangha, Kamaljit K., Le Brocque, Andrew, Costanza, Robert and Cadet-James, Yvonne L. (2015). Ecosystems and indigenous well-being: An integrated framework<br />. Global Ecology and Conservation,4:197-206.

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Title Ecosystems and indigenous well-being: An integrated framework
Author Sangha, Kamaljit K.
Le Brocque, Andrew
Costanza, Robert
Cadet-James, Yvonne L.
Journal Name Global Ecology and Conservation
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 4
ISSN 2351-9894   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 197
End Page 206
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Field of Research 300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In Australia, role of natural resources in Indigenous well-being is completely ignored to date which further leads to inappropriate and ineffective well-being policies. This research addresses the need to develop an appropriate indigenous well-being approach that incorporates indigenous values in relation to natural systems. It focuses on Indigenous people in Australia and examines the available well-being frameworks from global as well as from local (i.e. Australian and Indigenous), perspectives. It applies a holistic approach to assess the role of natural systems in indigenous well-being demonstrating how people’s social, economic and cultural worlds, and how people’s capabilities relate to their natural systems. It integrates various social, economic and ecological values through the application of Capability Approach and the Millennium Assessment Approach. The study proposes an integrated framework that focuses on people’s belongingness to nature i.e. people’s values and capabilities that link to well-being. It emphasises the importance of each connection that people may have with their country in terms of people’s capabilities. The proposed framework can contribute to improved and better-informed policies on indigenous well-being as well as on the use, value and management of natural systems.
Keywords Ecosystem services
Millenium Assessment
Socio-economic-ecological framework
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