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Toward incorporating human dimensions information into wildlife management decision-making

Miller, Kelly and McGee, Tara K. 2001, Toward incorporating human dimensions information into wildlife management decision-making, Human dimensions of wildlife, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 205-221, doi: 10.1080/108712001753461293.

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Title Toward incorporating human dimensions information into wildlife management decision-making
Author(s) Miller, KellyORCID iD for Miller, Kelly orcid.org/0000-0003-4360-6232
McGee, Tara K.
Journal name Human dimensions of wildlife
Volume number 6
Issue number 3
Start page 205
End page 221
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2001-07
ISSN 1087-1209
1533-158X
Keyword(s) Australia
managers assumptions
public
stakeholders
values
human dimensions Of wildlife management
Summary This paper presents a comparison of values of wildlife held by stakeholder groups and public samples in Victoria, Australia, with a sample of wildlife managers' beliefs about these groups. It also examines the managers' views of the importance of utilizing human dimensions information in their decision-making. In-depth interviews were conducted with wildlife/environmental managers in a sample of state and local government agencies and members of wildlife management stakeholder groups. Questionnaires were used to explore values of wildlife held by stakeholder group members and the Victorian public. There are several instances of interviewed managers misunderstanding the values held by stakeholder groups and subsets of the Victorian public. Such discrepancies can be reduced by incorporating systematically obtained human dimensions information into management decisions. Interviewed wildlife managers appear to appreciate the importance of human dimensions information; however, there was some uncertainty about how it could be applied.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/108712001753461293
Field of Research 060801 Animal Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006435

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