Human dimensions of wildlife population management in Australasia – history, approaches and directions

It is now widely accepted that it is important to understand the ?human dimensions? of wildlife management issues in order to achieve management goals. This growing field of study was born in the 1960s and involves an examination of societal values, knowledge and behaviours associated with wildlife and wildlife management issues. This paper provides an overview of the history and directions in human dimensions research, focusing specifically on its application for wildlife population management in Australasia (in particular, Australia and New Zealand). It also provides a ?toolkit? of methods and approaches for those wishing to undertake, interpret or utilise human dimensions enquiries.

Author Kelly K. Miller
Date 21/01/2009
Year 2009
Secondary title Wildlife Research
Volume 36
Number 1
Institution Deakin University
Department School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Pages 48-56
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN DOI: 10.1071/WR08006