Planning for sustainable development is critical to reconciling economic, social and conservation goals worldwide, but is complex, particularly on Indigenous lands with strong ties between people and nature. In partnership with the Tiwi Land Council, this project aims to develop participatory methods for land-use planning to support sustainable economic development and biodiversity conservation. We will develop ecological and economic models, integrating Indigenous and scientific knowledge, to evaluate scenarios of land-use against biodiversity and socio-economic goals, including draft Indigenous Protected Areas. The project will benefit understanding of trade-offs in sustainable development, particularly on Australia’s Indigenous estates.
|Effective start/end date||1/07/18 → 30/06/21|