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Managing an Endangered Asian Bovid in an Australian National Park: The Role and Limitations of Ecological-Economic Models in Decision-Making

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Brook, BW and Bowman, DMJS and Bradshaw, CJA and Campbell, BM and Whitehead, PJ, Managing an Endangered Asian Bovid in an Australian National Park: The Role and Limitations of Ecological-Economic Models in Decision-Making, Environmental Management, 38, (3) pp. 463-469. ISSN 0364-152X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00267-005-0157-7

Abstract

Should north Australia's extensive populations of feral animals be eradicated for conservation, or exploited as a rare opportunity for Indigenous enterprise in remote regions? We examine options for a herd of banteng, a cattle species endangered in its native Asian range but abundant in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, an Aboriginal land managed jointly by traditional owners and a conservation agency in the Northern Territory of Australia. We reflect on the paradoxes that arise when trying to deal effectively with such complex and contested issues in natural resource management using decision-support tools (ecological-economic models), by identifying the trade-offs inherent in protecting values whilst also providing incomes for Indigenous landowners. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Other Biological Sciences
Research Field:Global Change Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:46479
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2007-09-19
Last Modified:2007-09-19
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