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Co-management and protected area management: Achieving effective management of a contested site, lessons from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA)

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Nursey-Bray, MJ and Rist, P, Co-management and protected area management: Achieving effective management of a contested site, lessons from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA), Marine Policy, 33, (1) pp. 118-127. ISSN 0308-597X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2008.05.002

Abstract

Marine protected management has gained acceptance as a way forward to achieve enhanced biodiversity outcomes. Simultaneously, co-management has gathered momentum as a mechanism to incorporate indigenous cultural aspirations within environmental management domains. Each management process has its own methodologies; when the two models intersect, they present a number of challenges to overall management outcomes. We review the journey of an indigenous co-management initiative within a marine protected area (MPA), the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA), Australia, to explore how different management paradigms intersect with both negative and positive results. We argue that lessons learned from this initiative will help participants to adapt and innovate, so as to implement effective on ground management despite the region being a contested site. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Nursey-Bray, MJ (Ms Melissa Nursey-Bray)
ID Code:56866
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:62
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2009-06-02
Last Modified:2011-11-21
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