Managing forest country: Aboriginal Australians and the forest sector

Sue Feary, Peter Kanowski, Jon Altman, Richard Baker

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    Aboriginal Australians have diverse interests in forest, encompassing cultural, economic, environmental and social values. Historically, the agencies and industries comprising the forest sector have engaged with only some of these interests, and have typically done so in a fragmented fashion. Our research with Aboriginal communities around Australia suggests a myriad of opportunities for a broadly defined forests sector, but this requires improved relationships between Aboriginal people and the dominant society and much deeper understanding of diverse Aboriginal aspirations at the local level. The National Indigenous Forestry Strategy promotes these aspirations, but requires a much stronger commitment from governments if it is to deliver them.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)126-134
    Number of pages9
    JournalAustralian Forestry
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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