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Sex differences in values and knowledge of wildlife in victoria, Australia

Miller, Kelly and McGee, Tara 2000, Sex differences in values and knowledge of wildlife in victoria, Australia, Human dimensions of wildlife, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 54-68, doi: 10.1080/10871200009359179.

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Title Sex differences in values and knowledge of wildlife in victoria, Australia
Author(s) Miller, Kelly
McGee, Tara
Journal name Human dimensions of wildlife
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 54
End page 68
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2000
ISSN 1087-1209
1533-158X
Keyword(s) Australia
knowledge
perceptions
sex
values
wildlife
Summary This paper presents the findings from one aspect of a study which was prompted by a limited understanding of people's values and knowledge ofwildlife in Victoria, Australia. This paper specifically focuses on the values and knowledge of wildlife held by males and females, and compares these with how Victorian wildlife managers perceive these groups. The different values and knowledge held by males and females were also explored in different types of Victorian communities, including urban, rural and urban‐rural fringe locations. In‐depth interviews (n=15) were used to explore wildlife managers’ perceptions of the differences between male and female values of wildlife, while postal questionnaires (n = 639) were used to explore the actual differences between male and female values and knowledge of wildlife in seven different geographic locations. Most wildlife managers believed that males and females would value wildlife differently, however, several did not believe that there would be any notable differences. Questionnaire data showed that males and females in Victoria do hold different values of wildlife and have different levels of factual knowledge of wildlife. Differences were shown to be more pronounced in certain types of communities, highlighting the complexity of this demographic influence.
Notes Presented at the 1999 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, 7-10 Jul, University of Queensland, Australia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10871200009359179
Field of Research 050203 Environmental Education and Extension
05 Environmental Sciences
06 Biological Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2000, Routledge
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30076544

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