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Production from marginal lands: Indigenous commercial use of wild animals in Northern Australia

Gorman, Julian, Whitehead, Peter J., Griffiths, Anthony D. and Petheram, Lisa (2008). Production from marginal lands: Indigenous commercial use of wild animals in Northern Australia. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology,15(3):240-250.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 75030538xPUB11
Title Production from marginal lands: Indigenous commercial use of wild animals in Northern Australia
Author Gorman, Julian
Whitehead, Peter J.
Griffiths, Anthony D.
Petheram, Lisa
Journal Name International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1350-4509   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 240
End Page 250
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Sapiens Publishing
Field of Research 0701 - Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Throughout the world, there are imperatives and opportunities to develop sustainable enterprises based on plants and animals to alleviate poverty. This is true for indigenous people across northern Australia, although to date there has been very limited commercial use of wildlife within indigenous Australian communities. In this study, we examine factors affecting the establishment of enterprises utilising animal species in remote indigenous communities and suggest ways of improving uptake. We found four major areas affecting the progress of these enterprises: a lack of comprehensive market information and dissemination of that knowledge; a lack of basic infrastructure and training; a need for more appropriate and flexible government policy and regulation; and adverse public perceptions. Commercialisation of native species is at a relatively early stage compared to tropical Asia, Africa and South America, and development of these enterprises has the potential to benefit indigenous livelihoods in remote and marginal areas in Australia.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3843/SusDev.15.3:7   (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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