Key Issues in Management of Indigenous Protected Areas: A Perspective from Northern Australia

By Benxiang Zeng and Rolf Gerritsen.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Published online: May 6, 2015 $US5.00

An Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) is an area of land that the Indigenous traditional owners have entered into a voluntary agreement with the Australian Government. This arrangement is to promote biodiversity and conserve cultural resources in line with international standards. A successful IPA supposedly brings together traditional Indigenous knowledge and modern science for effective land management and environmental conservation. At present this idea is covertly contested. This paper reviews existing practice and research to identify the key issues in IPA management and to provide insights into future effective management.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Indigenous Protected Area, Traditional Knowledge

The Global Studies Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.19-31. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 6, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 615.865KB)).

Benxiang Zeng

Senior Research Fellow, The Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Prof. Rolf Gerritsen

Professor, The Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, NT, Australia


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