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The Economic Value of Wild Resources to the Indigenous Community of the Wallis Lakes Catchment


  • Gray, Matthew
  • Altman, Jon
  • Halasz, Natane


There is currently a growing policy interest in the effects of the regulatory environment on the ability of Indigenous people to undertake customary harvesting of wild resources. This Discussion Paper develops and describes a methodology that can be used to estimate the economic benefi ts derived from the use of wild resources. The methodology and the survey instrument that was developed were pilot tested with the Indigenous community of the Wallis Lake catchment. The harvesting of wild resources for consumption makes an important contribution to the livelihoods of Indigenous people living in this area.

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  • Gray, Matthew & Altman, Jon & Halasz, Natane, 2005. "The Economic Value of Wild Resources to the Indigenous Community of the Wallis Lakes Catchment," MPRA Paper 1392, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:1392

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    1. Ian Keay & Cherie Metcalf, 2004. "Aboriginal Rights, Customary Law and the Economics of Renewable Resource Exploitation," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 30(1), pages 1-27, March.
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    1. Natalie Stoeckl & Michelle Esparon & Marina Farr & Aurélie Delisle & Owen Stanley, 2014. "The great asymmetric divide: An empirical investigation of the link between indigenous and non-indigenous economic systems in Northern Australia," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 93(4), pages 783-801, November.
    2. Pascoe, Sean & Okey, Tomas A. & Griffiths, Shane, 2008. "Economic and ecosystem impacts of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in Northern Australia," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Issue 4), pages 1-20, December.

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    Indigenous; harvesting of wild resources; natural resource management;

    JEL classification:

    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General


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