(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Experts' perspectives on the integration of Indigenous knowledge and science in wet tropics natural resource management

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GRATANI M. (1) ; BOHENSKI E.L. (1) ; BUTLER J.R.A. (1) ; SUTTON S.G. (1) ; FOALE S. (1) ;
(1) CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, James Cook Univ., Townsville, AUSTRALIE


This study investigates perceptions on Indigenous Knowledge (IK) science and how they affect integration of the two knowledge systems in the Wet Tropics, Queensland. The results show that both are perceived as different concepts; that integration is limited by weak Indigenous internal and external governance; and that stronger Aboriginal governance and more focused engagement strategies are required to further the application of IK in local natural resource management (NRM). It concludes by arguing that NRM in the Wet Tropics needs to be reconceptualised to accommodate IK holistically, by considering its epistemology and the values and ethic that underpin it


Article of periodic

published at : Australian Geographer / ISSN 0004-9182

Editor : Geographical Society of New South Wales, Sydney - AUSTRALIE (1928)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 45, no2 [pp. 167-184]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00049182.2014.899027

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