AN ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF MARINE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN MELANESIA

Grant number: DP0987537 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands are part of the so-called 'Arc of Instability'. Despite enjoying relatively high levels of food security, mainly due to low human population densities, both countries have low Human Development Indices, particularly in Health and Education, and sustainable development is hindered by a range of problems, including complex and often socially destructive responses to global markets. Meanwhile fishery resources of both countries are being rapidly depleted by accelerating global commodity demand, threatening food security and undermining progress towards sustainable human development. Targeted, socially-informed resource management policy can prevent these pro..

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