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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