The Social and Economic Long Term Monitoring Program (SELTMP) 2013: coastal communities in the Great Barrier Reef

Bohensky, Erin, Marshall, Nadine, Curnock, Matt, Gillet, Sarah, Goldberg, Jeremy, Gooch, Margaret, Pert, Petina, Scherl, Lea, Stone-Jovicich, Samantha, and Tobin, Renae (2014) The Social and Economic Long Term Monitoring Program (SELTMP) 2013: coastal communities in the Great Barrier Reef. Report. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] This chapter is focused on relationships between coastal communities and the Great Barrier Reef (GBR); it concerns people as well as organisations and businesses that make up these communities. Coastal communities and the GBR have a mutually beneficial relationship: communities benefit from their proximity to the GBR, allowing easy access and a sense of connection to reef ecosystems. In deriving benefits from the GBR, these communities also have impacts on the reef, some of which are negative.

However, coastal residents and organisations are often best-placed to serve as the GBR's custodians, due to their knowledge of and identification with the reef. These varied relationships are underpinned by community perceptions and motivations, as well as various drivers of change that are both internal and external to the community. Here we focus on the web of human-reef relationships that are not unique to a particular end-user group, but rather to the community at large, such as conservation and stewardship, impacts, values and aspirations, and underlying perceptions and motivations. Hence, this report provides a regional community context for survey data to shown in other reports in this series.

Item ID: 32677
Item Type: Report (Report)
Funders: Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program (NERP)
Projects and Grants: Project 10.1: Social and Economic Long Term Monitoring Program (SELTMP)
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 02:06
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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