Implications of demography for sustainability in remote and regional communities

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    Most appraisals of sustainability at the community or regional level ignore demography, particularly that of the skilled people needed for the environment to be managed sustainably. Trends in population alone say little and nor do general measures of education. This paper explores the potential for incorporating demographic studies into any investigation of sustainability in the Australian savannas and the Sarawak River
    basin. It points to a need to understand trends in skill levels, both among professionals and among long-term local residents. Both are likely to need active encouragement if sustainability is to be achieved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRIMBA - 3 Sustaning livelihood through prudent utilization and management of natural resources
    EditorsAndrew Alek Tuen, Mohd-Azlan Jayasilan, Jongkar Grinang
    Place of PublicationMalaysia
    PublisherInstitute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9789839151091
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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