Trends in natural resource management in Australia's Monsoonal North: the conservation economy
This report by Dr Gabriel Crowley, Cairns Institute Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, examines the conservation economy in the Monsoonal North of Australia. It first describes the drivers behind the development of a conservation economy in the region and why this is important. It then takes a step back to describe what a conservation economy is, and provides simple explanations for the concepts and terms that populate the literature. It identifies how investments are prioritised and where priority areas for conservation management are located in the Monsoonal North. Finally, it provides a compendium of conservation economy opportunities operating in the region, and examines prospects for future development.
Crowley, G.M. (2015). Trends in natural resource management in Australia’s Monsoonal North: The conservation economy. Cairns: The Cairns Institute, James Cook University. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4858.9201