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Adrian Fordham

Document: Staff Publication

Fordham, A. and Schwab, R.G. Education, Training and Indigenous Futures CAEPR Policy Research: 1990-2007, Queensland Department of Education, Brisbane.

Document: Staff Publication

Fordham, A., Fogarty, W., and Fordham, D. with assistance from Schwab, J., Corey, B., Scholes, M., Williams G. and Raven, R. Knowledge Foundations for the Development of Sustainable Wildlife Enterprises in Remote Indigenous Communities of Australia, Report to Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, Canberra, August, 64pp.

Document: Working Paper

With the continuing high levels of Indigenous youth unemployment and low levels of school attendance among Indigenous youth, Indigenous communities and education systems are seeking new approaches to increase Indigenous youth participation in education, training and employment. This priority among Indigenous and government stakeholders is not restricted to Australia but also applies internationally among many Indigenous peoples. One potential source of employment is the natural resources sector.

Document: Working Paper

Sustainable wildlife enterprises developed for commercial purposes are a potential source of economic and socio-cultural benefit for Indigenous people living in remote locations in Australia. This paper examines the viability of a wildlife enterprise in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) that harvests three animal species for commercial sale: saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), northern long-necked turtles (Chelodina rugosa) and tarantula spiders (Selenotholus sp.).

Document: CAEPR Seminar

This seminar examines the viability of a wildlife enterprise in Maningrida that targets animal three species for commercial sale: saltwater crocodiles, northern long-necked turtles and tarantula spiders. Whilst the crocodile and turtle industries are well established, the tarantula spider industry is an emergent industry. The seminar will focus upon the broad range of factors influencing the development of the enterprise and its on-going viability. Particular attention will be paid to:

Document: CAEPR Seminar

Sustainable wildlife enterprises in remote Indigenous communities are an important source of economic development and employment whilst providing people with opportunities to continue their close connection with country and maintain customary wildlife harvesting practices. Critical to the success of wildlife enterprises is recognition of the importance of both Indigenous ecological knowledge and western science in their design and implementation.

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