Multiple benefits of Indigenous land and sea management programs

This research shows that well-designed ILSMPs can:

  • contribute to northern development and help close the (income) gap
  • promote Indigenous business development and economic independence
    promote Indigenous wellbeing
  • facilitate knowledge exchange, which is important to Indigenous wellbeing
    help Indigenous communities meet their wider aspirations.

It also highlights that we need better methods to measure and value goods and services which deliver benefits beyond face value, and which benefit communities rather than individuals.

  • Researchers conducting interviews in north Queensland, photo Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Preparation for Aboriginal body painting ©
  • Bush Food ©
  • Arnhem Land Landscape © Mellyd-100
  • Arnhem Land Landscape © Mellyd-100 Aurelie1
  • Bush tucker. Credit: Michael Lawrence-Taylor