PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND BIODIVERSITY ON INDIGENOUS LANDS

Grant number: LP170100305 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

This project aims to develop a new approach to participatory land-use planning for sustainable development and conservation, in partnership with the Tiwi Land Council. Planning for sustainable development is complex but vital to reconciling economic, social and conservation goals worldwide. The project will evaluate land-use scenarios, including Indigenous Protected Areas, with ecological and economic models that integrate Indigenous and scientific knowledge. Benefits will include new planning tools and improved understanding of trade-offs between goals, especially on Australia’s Indigenous estates.