Public and stakeholder values of wildlife in Victoria, Australia

Miller, Kelly 2003, Public and stakeholder values of wildlife in Victoria, Australia, Wildlife research, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 465-476, doi: 10.1071/WR02007.

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Title Public and stakeholder values of wildlife in Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Miller, KellyORCID iD for Miller, Kelly
Journal name Wildlife research
Volume number 30
Issue number 5
Start page 465
End page 476
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Collingwood, Vic.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1035-3712
Summary This paper explores the management implications of a recent study that was designed to explore public and stakeholder values of wildlife in Victoria, Australia. Questionnaires (n = 1431) were used to examine values and knowledge of wildlife held by residents from seven Victorian municipalities and members of six wildlife management stakeholder groups. The results suggest that most Victorians have a relatively strong emotional attachment to individual animals (the humanistic value) and are interested in learning about wildlife and the natural environment (the curiosity/learning/interacting value). In comparison, the negativistic, aesthetic, utilitarian-habitat and dominionistic/wildlife-consumption values were not expressed as strongly. These findings suggest that wildlife managers should expect support for wildlife management objectives that reflect the relatively strong humanistic orientation of Victorians and tailor management and education programs to appeal to this value and Victorians' interest in learning about wildlife.
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/WR02007
Field of Research 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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