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Beyond respect: a central role for Indigenous people in Australian land and sea management

Author:  NAILSMA
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This discussion paper outlines the issues and responses required to maintain relative autonomy in collaboration for natural and cultural heritage conservation, as elements of a "beyond respect" agenda. Our aim is to identify specific actions for full and equitable Indigenous participation in global, national, and local conservation and sustainable development. 

The discussion paper has been prepared in conjunction with the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, to allow partcipants, and in particular Indigenous participants, to consider our arguments and propositions for change, test their validity, relevance and feasibility against their experience and applicability to their lands, and help us to develop and refine our arguments. 

The full discussion paper can be downloaded by clicking here.