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Motivations for sharing bushmeat with an urban diaspora in indigenous Australia


Lui, FW and Stoeckl, N and Delisle, A and Kim, MK and Marsh, H, Motivations for sharing bushmeat with an urban diaspora in indigenous Australia, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 21, (4) pp. 345-360. ISSN 1087-1209 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10871209.2016.1158334


We undertook a systematic review of the empirical valuation literature relating to benefits associated with Indigenous protected Areas (IPAs), revealing that some benefits are quantified in monetary terms more frequently than others, both in Australia and elsewhere. This does not mean that the quantified benefits are more important than other benefits. Instead it indicates that they are easier to quantify. As a result, there are substantive gaps in our understanding of numerous benefits – of their value to different people, in different contexts, in their entirety, and relative to other benefits (Section 5). Our research indicated that while a lack of price does not mean lack of value, it often means lack of ‘visibility’ or ‘presence’. So, vitally important non-market goods and services associated with IPAs may be overlooked, particularly by decision-makers who are driven by quantitative and/or economic data. It is important to find ways of highlighting the importance of those non-market benefits, so that resources can be directed in a manner that generates most benefit per dollar spent.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:bushmeat, dugong, indigenous, Torres Strait Islanders, turtle, values
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Stoeckl, N (Professor Natalie Stoeckl)
ID Code:137243
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:College Office - CoBE
Deposited On:2020-02-06
Last Modified:2020-05-22

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