Chapter 5: Key stakeholder perceptions of feral camels: Aboriginal community survey

Chapter 5: Key stakeholder perceptions of feral camels: Aboriginal community survey Report

Managing the impacts of feral camels in Australia: a new way of doing business

  • Author(s): Vaarzon-Morel, P,
  • Secondary Author(s): Edwards, GP, McGregor, MJ, Zeng, B, Vaarzon-Morel, P, Saalfeld, WK
  • Tertiary Author(s): Desert Knowledge CRC,
  • Published: 2008
  • Publisher: Desert Knowledge CRC
  • Volume: DKCRC Research Report No. 47

Abstract: As part of the survey of stakeholder perspectives on camel management, a survey was conducted on Aboriginal community perspectives on feral camels, their impacts, and management. The objective was: to identify the range of perspectives among selected Aboriginal communities to enable an effective participatory camel management strategy to be developed to promote education on camel issues. The research was carried out using qualitative methods involving two case studies and a wide-ranging survey. The main data collection method was face-to-face semi-structured interviews. Questions used as the basis for the interviews addressed people’s: - perceptions of feral camels and their presence - perspectives on the impacts of feral camels (including environmental, socio-cultural, and economic dimensions) - involvement in, and attitudes towards, different camel management options. The methods drew upon community-based participatory research principles, with local people assisting in the research process. The Camel Book, produced by Tangentyere Landcare, was used to give community members information about camel numbers, impacts, and management options.

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Vaarzon-Morel, P,, 2008, Chapter 5: Key stakeholder perceptions of feral camels: Aboriginal community survey, Volume:DKCRC Research Report No. 47, Report, viewed 22 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4881.

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