Traditional production activities and resource sustainability The case of indigenous societies in Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Traditional production activities and resource sustainability The case of indigenous societies in... Undertakes a survey of traditional and non‐traditional production activities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia. Ecologically sustainable development issues in relation to indigenous people have not been paid much attention following the release of the Bruntland Report in 1987 and the Rio de Janeiro “earth summit” in 1992, which put forward a programme of action for achieving ESD by the year 2000 and beyond. Concludes that traditional methods of production practised by the indigenous societies are inherently sustainable but recognizes that population growth and poor economic prospects could exert pressure on the region’s fragile ecosystem. Efforts must be made to involve local people in resource management and planning, and social justice issues such as land and sea rights, unemployment, and the provision of basic infrastructure need to be resolved. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Economics Emerald Publishing

Traditional production activities and resource sustainability The case of indigenous societies in Cape York Peninsula, Australia

International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 23 (4/5/6): 11 – Apr 1, 1996

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0306-8293
DOI
10.1108/03068299610121750
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Abstract

Undertakes a survey of traditional and non‐traditional production activities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia. Ecologically sustainable development issues in relation to indigenous people have not been paid much attention following the release of the Bruntland Report in 1987 and the Rio de Janeiro “earth summit” in 1992, which put forward a programme of action for achieving ESD by the year 2000 and beyond. Concludes that traditional methods of production practised by the indigenous societies are inherently sustainable but recognizes that population growth and poor economic prospects could exert pressure on the region’s fragile ecosystem. Efforts must be made to involve local people in resource management and planning, and social justice issues such as land and sea rights, unemployment, and the provision of basic infrastructure need to be resolved.

Journal

International Journal of Social EconomicsEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1996

Keywords: Conservation; Ecology; Environment; Production economics; Resources; Sustainable development

References

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
  • Australian Law Reform Commission
  • Australian Treaties
  • Environmental accounting and statistics
    Bartelmus, P.L.P.
  • The subsistence component in national income accounts
    Fisk, E.K.
  • IUCN‐UNEP‐WWF

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