- Language: English
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Australia
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Drivers of Change in the Rangelands. Edition No. 1
- Published: February 2010
- Region: Global
- 192 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
In recent years, pastoralists and graziers in the Upper Gascoyne and Mt Magnet regions of Western Australia have been forced to make extensive changes in the way they make an income. Driven by a wide range of complex factors, pastoralists and graziers have made changes in the type of animals they produce and the way they manage the land. Now, a growing number of claims for multiple use of these rangelands are fuelling their fear and concern. This book investigates the multiple forces driving change in these regions and how the historical development of the pastoral and grazing industry continues to influence the sustainability of changes today. Personal comments from present-day pastoralists and graziers are interwoven into the story to illustrate their perceptions and practices. This investigation has built on existing knowledge and understanding. It provides a useful insight into the drivers of land use in rangelands today. It will be especially useful to academics and professionals in a range of fields including livestock production, natural resource management, tourism or anyone interested in the lifestyle of pastoralists and graziers and the sustainable use of rangelands.
Lynda Braddick, Master of Philosophy: Studied Sustainable Development at Murdoch University. Evaluation Consultant in Perth, Western Australia.