Developing a cultural and conservation economy for Northern Australia: fact sheet

Culture Aboriginal Australians Torres Strait Islanders Australia Northern Australia

Defines a cultural and conservation economy as an economy which supports long-term, sustainable solutions for maintaining country and culture in Indigenous communities; describes the project which examined the suitability of Canada's Ecotrust conservation economy model to be applied in rural and romote Indigenous communities in Australia; model was found highly relevant with some changes to insitutional arrangements in Australia - new tax incentive scheme; tax deductibility of Communiyt Development Organisations; dedicated recurrent funding for Indigenous land and sea management organisations; expansion of Indigenous Protected Areas; funding for a brokering program to facilitate the emergence of an ecosystem services marketing in Northern Australia.

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